AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas has launched a program that will look to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations to underserved areas throughout the state, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday.
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) helped create the State Mobile Vaccine Pilot Program in order to get doses to rural counties, Abbott said.READ MORE: Dallas ISD Inducts Its 4th Sports Hall of Fame Class
According to the governor, the program will be made up of Texas National Guard personnel who will first be deployed to the DeWitt, Marion, Real, Sherman and Starr areas. He said teams are prepared to begin vaccinations on Thursday.READ MORE: Doug Dunbar Speaks One-On-One With Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker
“The State Mobile Vaccine Pilot Program will help us ramp up vaccination efforts among homebound Texans, Texans 65 years of age or older, and among communities in need,” Abbott said. “I thank TDEM, the Texas National Guard, as well as our participating city and county officials for working together on this important project. We will continue to develop strategies to vaccinate more Texans and keep our communities safe.”
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