COVID-19 Vaccine

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

May 20, 2021
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.