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Abbott's budget: vaccines, telehealth, preexisting conditions and more

| Feb 5, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott released his budget proposal for 2022 to 2023 on Friday, which includes strong emphasis on vaccine access, the availability of telehealth services and ensuring health care access for Texans with pre-existing conditions.     "I truly believe that Texas will be able to meet its needs and...[ Read More ]

Governor Abbott, TDEM deploy state mobile vaccine teams to five underserved counties this week

| Feb 4, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department (TMD), is deploying State Mobile Vaccination Teams to five additional underserved counties this week: Motley, Glasscock, Kenedy, Terrell, and McMullen. SMVTs previously deployed to DeWitt, Marion, Real, Sherman, and Starr...[ Read More ]

Vaccine equity "absolutely a priority" for Texas, DSHS's Garcia says as state breaks daily vaccine record

| Jan 28, 2021 | Texas

Dr. Imelda Garcia, the Associate Director of Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services at the Texas Department of State Health Services, emphasized equity in her COVID-19 vaccine update on Thursday morning. Garcia said it is “imperative” that Texas distribute its vaccines in an equitable way. “We work to try to target...[ Read More ]

Texas has administered 81 percent of its vaccine stock, Abbott says

| Jan 19, 2021 | Texas

Texas is slated to receive its largest supply of vaccines this week, with an expected 333,650 first doses and 509,400 second doses, according to Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott shared this information during a visit on Tuesday to the Houston Methodist Hospital, the biggest vaccine provider in the state. He gave...[ Read More ]

Updated data on conscientious vaccine exemptions to inform Texas 2019 session

Sara Gentzler | Oct 31, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services released several legislative reports that will inform policy discussions during the legislative session that starts in January 2019. Two of those reports involve vaccines and conscientious vaccine exemptions, a contentious topic in previous sessions. One report shows that the number of conscientious exemptions...[ Read More ]