Great news for Texans who have been waiting for their chance to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on March 15th, Texans who qualify under Phase 1C will be able to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, "93% of Texas fatalities directly caused by COVID-19 are in people 50 years old and older." Currently, people over the age of 65 years of age are allowed to register and receive the vaccine in the state.

State officials are hoping that expanding the eligibility age for the vaccine will help protect the vulnerable in that age group. Eligible individuals under Phase 1A and Phase 1B have been getting vaccinated in the state since December and people under A and B will continue to be vaccinated as well.

Hopefully, with more people being allowed to register for the COVID-19 vaccine, the state is getting closer to achieving herd immunity. With Governor Abbott's new directive, all businesses are allowed to operate at 100% capacity and masks are not required. Due to this, now is the right time to allow more Texans the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine. To register for the vaccine in El Paso, visit the City of El Paso's COVID-19 Vaccination website.

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