From the desk of State Representative Diego Bernal:
On Monday, March 15, 2021, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are expanding vaccinations to Phase 1C, these are people 50 to 64 years of age. For more information on the new 1C priority group, please click here for English and here for Spanish.
Those who now qualify for vaccines are:
- Phase 1A, front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities;
- Phase 1B, people 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID-19 illness, including but not limited to: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, Heart Conditions, Organ Transplant, Obesity, Sickle cell disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Pregnancy. If your health condition is not listed here you may still qualify.
- Phase 1C (starting March 15, 2021), people 50 to 64 years of age;
- School and Child Care Personnel. This includes: pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools; Head Start and Early Head Start programs; and licensed child care providers. Click here for the DSHS letter to vaccine providers.
To check for vaccine availability, visit any of the following: the Alamodome (text “vaccine” to 55000 to get updates on vaccine availability), University Health System, WellMed, CVS, and HEB. If you would like to view available vaccines near you, click here. If you have questions, call 311 or dial 210-207-6000, select option 8.
COVID-19 has presented challenges to first responders, adults 50 and older, individuals living with chronic illnesses, our educators, students, and their families; in every aspect of life, nothing has been left untouched by the pandemic.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office via phone at 210-308-9700 or by email at District123.Bernal@house.texas.gov.
Diego M. Bernal
Texas House District 123