Texas teachers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

The Texas Department of State Health Services has announced today (March 3) that teachers and related educational staff are eligible - effective immediately - to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

This new availability includes individuals who work in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff and bus drivers). Also immediately eligible are individuals who work for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.

“There is no way to overstate how important our teachers are to our community,” said Amarillo Public Health Department Director Casie Stoughton. “The ability to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our teachers and educators is a major step in protecting so many aspects of our community. We so much appreciate what our teachers do.”

For the latest information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine at the Amarillo Public Health Department (APHD) walk-in vaccination clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center, please see amarilloalerts.com. Teachers and staff are asked to please present their employment identification badges at the APHD walk-in clinic.