In Texas, all adults will be eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine


As of Monday, all Texas adults, regardless of their health status or occupation, will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Texas Department of State Health Services officials expects to increase vaccine deliveries this week, saying suppliers have made significant progress so far in vaccinating Texans priority groups.

The state vaccinated more than 173,000 people every day and provided a sum of more than doses of 10.2 million. The state's total population, about 12.3%, is fully vaccinated.

While anyone 16 years of age and older can now receive vaccinations, DSHS directed vaccine providers to continue to prioritize people age 80 and over for appointments and to move to the front of the line to anyone from that age. Age group presenting for a vaccine.

Texas inmates over 65 with health problems are also getting vaccinated, months after the Texas Tribune published it. Almost 2,000 doses had been destined for qualified inmates as of last Thursday.

This week, a new website will be launched that will allow people to register for vaccines through some public healthcare providers.

Christoper Sandles, executive director of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, announced this week that about 45,000 doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine had been administered in the VA health care system with just over 100,000 patients. Starting Monday, all veterans enrolled in the South Texas Veterans Health Care system will be eligible for vaccinations.

A new law signed this week by President Biden called the Save Lives Act would expand veterans' eligibility.

The law would, of course, increase VA eligibility to provide vaccines to a wider population of veterans, of course. Not all veterans are eligible for VA health care, but this will allow us to provide vaccinations to all veterans regardless of their low status. or service connection. Eligibility for spouses and caregivers of veterans and some other categories will also be expanded, "Sandles said.

The federal emergency management agency did not signify the city as a large-scale vaccination site. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg showed frustration Friday night.

We have one of the highest death rates and the highest social vulnerability rates in Texas. We have every reason that you would want to establish a site here in Texas, here in San Antonio, but as of this time, that has not been done. It is very disappointing, "he stressed.

The mayor and county judge say that despite state and federal deficiencies in delivering vaccines locally, the San Antonio area continues to outpace other major metropolitan areas in the percentage of the population that has been vaccinated.

The average number of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths has decreased statewide, including in Bexar County.

San Antonio's city reported 2,549 new coronavirus cases over the course of the past week, including 193 new cases and 1,259 delayed results on Sunday. In total, there have been more than 205,000 cases in the area.

On Sunday in San Antonio, no new deaths were recorded, but 68 older deaths occurred between July 29, 2020, and March 11, 2021. Since March 2020, there have been a total of 3,144 coronavirus-related deaths in society.

Over the weekend, Area hospitals saw a decrease in patients, and there are now 182 people hospitalized with covid.

The state reported nearly 20,000 new cases in the past seven days, as well as 743 new deaths. Since last Sunday, hospitalizations have decreased by more than 340 patients.