AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Health care and frontline workers will be among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas, according to a plan released Monday by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Abbott announced the "guiding principles" for the state's vaccine allocation process, which is expected to begin as early as next month.
Health care workers likely to provide direct care for COVID-19 patients and other vulnerable residents will be among the first to receive the vaccine, including staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities, emergency medical services and home health care workers.
"These guiding principles established by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel will ensure that the State of Texas swiftly distributes the COVID-19 vaccine to Texans who voluntarily choose to be immunized," Abbott said. tt. "This foundation for the allocation process will help us mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, protect the most vulnerable Texans, and safeguard crucial state resources."