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
- COVID-19 Vaccinations in Texas, State Dashboard
- Demand For Vaccines Drops In Odessa And Now Officials Are Left To Figure Out How to Get More Shots In Arms, by Mitch Borden
- Texas Tech No Long Requiring Masks On Campus, by Sarah Self-Walbrick
- After "Pause" Of Johnson & Johnson Shots, COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue At Texas Tech, by Sarah Self-Walbrick