COVID-19 vaccines open to all Texans over the age of 16 starting Monday

The coronavirus vaccine is now available to everyone 16 and older in Texas. That comes as the state expects to receive a million doses to administer this week.

Starting Monday, all Texas adults may register for and receive an injection.

Although, the state health department is still asking providers to make sure people 80 and older remain a priority.

Texas is expected to receive more than a million doses this week for people who have not yet had a shot.

Adults 18 and older can get any of the three approved vaccines. The Pfizer shot is the only one approved for 16 and 17-year-olds.

Since vaccinations started in December, the Centers for Disease Control said more than 10 million Texans have received at least one vaccination shot.

About 3.6 million Texans are fully vaccinated and another 7 million have received at least one dose.

Texas has a population of close to 30 million people.

For more information about how to register to get the vaccine, visit

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