All Texas adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) just announced that beginning  Monday, March 29, all adults in Texas will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  

The newest announcement is the latest sign that a robust federal push to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 is reaching a new peak, even in Texas. According to Texas DSHS three million Texans are fully vaccinated, and six million have received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

The new directive does stipulate that vaccine providers should still prioritize Texans that are most at risk for hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

Texas DSHS also announced that next week they would be launching a statewide registration website for Texans to register for the vaccine. They will also roll out a toll-free number for public health clinics that will be administering the vaccine.

While the latest news on vaccine acceleration in Texas is encouraging, there are still troubling discrepancies about vaccine distribution to Black and Brown Texans.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began a year ago, over 47,000 Texans have died from COVID-19.

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