As of January 4, 2021, individuals who meet the Phase 1B criteria listed below are now eligible to get vaccinated throughout the State of Texas. However, the number of vaccine doses available is dependent upon the vaccine provider allotment after they have vaccinated all Phase 1A individuals and if they are a private or public vaccine provider. Phase 1B will provide vaccines to higher-risk people regardless of their work sector or status, with the goal of providing protection for a number of critical populations at an increased risk of getting COVID-19.
Individuals who are defined as Phase 1B eligible are as follows:
People 65 years of age and older
People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as, but not limited to:
Chronic kidney disease
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
Solid organ transplantation
Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
Mayor Jeff Wagner and City Health Officials are working closely with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Harris County Public Health and the United States CDC to monitor continuous updates regarding COVID-19.