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COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Drops In Texas, Though Less Than A Quarter Of Population Is Fully Vaccinated

Local health officials reported shorter lines and less demand at vaccination sites, and warned that there’s still much work to be done to make Texans safe from the virus.

Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune
No one was in line for the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center vaccination site on April 14.

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But the Johnson & Johnson pause also has made it more difficult to convince some people to get vaccinated at all. Marisa Gonzales, community outreach program manager for Dallas County Health and Human Services, organizes vaccination registration events and said that while her events had plenty of action before, only a handful of people signed up at her location in West Dallas on Thursday.

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