Today is the Day All Adults in Texas Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Starting today, all adults in the state of Texas are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, this makes Texas the first most populous U.S. state to make the vaccine available to all adults. Alaska was the first state overall to allow all adults to get the vaccine.
Also included in the vaccine availability will be teens that are 16 and 17 years old, but the Pfizer vaccine is the only one authorized to that age group.
Texas is the lowest in overall vaccination rates at 12% of the population being fully vaccinated as of Saturday, March 27, 2021.
24% of the state's population has gotten the first dose according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
State health officials say that over 10 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Texas.
By comparison, our neighbors to the west, New Mexico, has fully vaccinated more than 21% of their population and at least 36% have gotten their first dose.
COVID-19 cases in Texas on Sunday was sitting at 2,285 new and probable cases with 63 new deaths.
This is continuing the decline in cases all over the state and according to data from John Hopkins University, Texas has had a 14.8%decrese in new cases.
I am proud to say I am one of the 12% of the population who has been fully vaccinated as of Thursday, March 25, 2021.
While other people have reported flu like symptoms, aches, and pains related to getting the second dose, I am happy to report I have had no symptoms at all and only had a sore arm for a couple days after both the first and second dose.
LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions
While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.