Texas convened a team of appointed external and internal subject-matter experts (SME) into the COVID-19 Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP) to develop vaccine allocation strategies.
Texas continues to receive doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and is distributing statewide to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs and other clinics.
Who’s getting the vaccine first in Texas?
Front-line healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities are the first Texans to receive the vaccine, starting December 14. They are considered Phase 1A.
You can watch the Who in Texas is getting the vaccine first video for more information.
Who’s getting the vaccine next and when?
Phase 1B vaccine recipients will likely be able to get the vaccine starting in January 2021. These include people 65 years of age and older, and people over age 16 with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at greater risk.
When can everyone else get the vaccine?
Spring 2021 is the best estimate, but that may change. It depends on vaccine production and how quickly other vaccines become available.
What do I need to do now?
- Phase 1A: If you are a healthcare worker, contact your employer. If you are a long-term care resident, contact your caretaker.
- Phase 1B:Contact your healthcare provider to see if they are enrolled to give the vaccine. And please check this page frequently for updates.