Before you know it, attention will turn from “there aren’t enough vaccines for the people who want them” to “not all of the people who ought to be vaccinated are getting their shots.”

But not yet. Texans are struggling with a gaping mismatch between supply and demand, a jangle made much worse by the state’s decision to open eligibility to millions more people before it had millions more doses of the vaccine.

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Contact him at

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