Texas announced this past Tuesday that residents 16 years and older will be eligible for COVID 19 vaccination starting next Monday.
President Biden has set May 1 for eligibility to all adults, but West Virginia, Alaska, and Mississippi have already updated the age for eligibility to all adults.
Texas will be the fifth state to broaden the eligibility to all adults, following Georgia’s announcement to start vaccinating all adults this next Thursday.
The state Health Department tweeted: “With every dose, Texas gets closer to normal and protects more lives from COVID-19 hospitalization and death.”
In Texas, about 22 percent of all residents have received at least one shot of a vaccine, and 11 percent are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.