Health & Science

Nearly 2 Million People In Texas Are Overdue For A 2nd Dose Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

More than 11% of those who received their first dose haven’t gotten a second shot, and more than 1 million people are more than 90 days overdue.

Vaccine doses are prepared for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination site at the University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 25, 2021.

"This is science. Vaccines work, and they work much more effectively if people get both doses," he added. "Using emotions, or opinions people get off of nonreputable sources, is not helping."

Doctors were already fearful about Texas' lagging vaccination rate. As of Sept. 11, roughly 49% of Texans were fully vaccinated, according to DSHS. Nationally, just under 54% are fully vaccinated.

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