Although Texans 16 and over are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we’re not out of the woods yet, says health economics fellow Vivian Ho. “We do have a problem of disparity — people who don’t have access to the internet and good transportation are at a disadvantage,” as are the uninsured, who don’t have convenient access to the vaccine through their doctor. ”It’s not enough to widen the criteria. What we need to do is put more resources and creativity into delivering vaccines" in such communities, said Ho. Listen to the interview on the Texas Standard.
Ho holds the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics.