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This story has been edited to correct when the State health department expects vaccines to be available to the general public.

Prioritizing of the COVID-19 vaccine to 1A and 1B groups could be lifted as soon as March, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a press conference on Thursday.

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(Bob Daemmrich)

Travis County is the ninth most at-risk county in the nation for severe vaccine deficits and the second most at-risk in the state, according to a study by data science company Cogitativo.

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Zach Beyer administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Ed McMenemy as central Texans lined up at a drive-through clinic on Jan. 21. (Bob Daemmrich)

Austin health coach Jessica Clay has been trying to help an elderly friend find a COVID-19 vaccine—spending hours checking vaccine websites, logging in and refreshing the pages—in hopes that an appointment slot will open up.

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