Wondering who can get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and when? Here’s what Texans need to know.

Wondering who can get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and when? Here’s what Texans need to know.

November 22, 2021 | It’s been more than 10 months since the first COVID-19 vaccines became available in the United States. As of late November, more than half of all Texans have been fully vaccinated against the virus and, despite two spikes in cases and hospitalizations this year — the first during the winter months and the second triggered by the highly contagious delta variant during the summer — the vaccination effort has been pivotal in mitigating the pandemic.

Texas study: Unvaccinated people are 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the vaccinated

Texas study: Unvaccinated people are 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the vaccinated

November 10, 2021 | Unvaccinated Texans were 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 and 13 times more likely to get infected with the virus from Sept. 4 to Oct. 1, according to a study released this week by the Texas Health Department. The difference in health outcomes varied among age groups, as unvaccinated people in their 40s were 55 times more likely to die from COVID-19, while unvaccinated people ages 75 and older were 12 times more likely to die.

Updates: Here’s where and how your child can get a COVID-19 vaccine in North Texas

Updates: Here’s where and how your child can get a COVID-19 vaccine in North Texas

November 3, 2021 | Children ages 5-11 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, following the final signoff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday night. And health officials say they’re ready to begin putting shots in arms. The Texas Department of State Health Services announced the state will receive 1.3 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine, shipped to more than 900 providers in 155 counties across the state.