Health & Science

With Half Of Eligible Texans Still Unvaccinated And Supply Exceeding Demand, Texas Shifts COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies

Locals are also brainstorming incentives, sending out emergency cellphone alerts, running clinics in workplace break rooms and hanging sign-up sheets in churches.

Susan Valadez looks at a Texas Department of State Health Services advertisement encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine before she enters a Walmart in Fort Worth on April 30, 2021.
Shoppers load their cars with groceries as a Texas Department of State Health Services advertisement encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine plays in a Walmart parking lot in Fort Worth on April 30, 2021.

On the local level, officials are closing hubs in some places, like Lubbock, while allowing walk-ins and extending hours in others, like Harris County, which saw an uptick in recipients at its NRG Park site after staying open until 9 p.m. over the weekend.

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