Right now, Texans over the age of 65 and those individuals over 16 who have an underlying health condition, are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
But eligibility is one thing and getting a vaccine is quite another.
One big frustration we’re hearing from listeners is: How exactly do I sign up for a vaccine appointment?
So the Texas Standard did a little digging to find out why it’s so hard to navigate the vaccination appointment system. And based on our research, we’ve listed tips and answers to your many questions. These suggestions are for those now eligible, the group known as 1B.
So I’ve gone to the Texas Department of State Health Services website and wow, it’s pretty lengthy and confusing. Am I in the right place?
We agree, it is a bit weedy. And yes, you’re in the right place. But instead of going to DSHS’ main page, start here with their list of vaccine hub providers. They’re located in the state’s largest 53 counties. Find a hub location in your area, go to the listed hub’s website and make an appointment. Or you can start with their better-written instructions on Twitter here: