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Texas Opens Up Vaccines to All Adults. Is That the Smart Move?



TX – Texans celebrated on Tuesday after the state expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility to people 16 and older regardless of health status. Anyone can now sign up for the vaccine starting Monday, but Dallas County officials are still using a vulnerability index to determine who’s next in line.

Even though the state’s vaccination effort is ramping up, some experts say scrapping distribution guidelines could save both money and lives.

It made sense to prioritize at-risk individuals when vaccines were still scarce, but now vaccine production is “really rolling,” said Alex Tabarrok, an economics professor at George Mason University. Officials would be wise to adopt a more laissez-faire approach moving forward.