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Listen In, Lubbock: Vaccine Hesitancy, The Next Big Hurdle

Sarah Self-Walbrick / Texas Tech Public Media

Almost half of Texas residents are vaccinated. It’s estimated that at this rate, the state will reach herd immunity—or 70% vaccinated—by November. Now that mask mandates ease up things are starting to feel close to the "old" normal, but some areas are coming up against a major obstacle: vaccine hesitancy. It’s led cities like Lubbock and Odessa to shift to targeted efforts to get shots in arms.


Sarah Self-Walbrick, Senior reporter, Texas Tech Public Media

Mitch Borden, Reporter, Marfa Public Radio

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Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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