Governor Abbott Announces 34 Counties Participating In Second Week Of Save Our Seniors Initiative
Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have announced 34 counties participating in the second week of the Save Our Seniors COVID-19 vaccine initiative. During the first week of the initiative, the Governor announced 26 participating counties. The Governor announced the Save Our Seniors program in Corpus Christi last month to provide vaccines to seniors throughout the state.
The state has allocated over 10,000 vaccine doses for the second week of the program, which the state will use in partnership with local officials and service organizations to target Texans who are 75 years and older or homebound. TDEM and TMD will work alongside local jurisdictions to set up a central drive-through vaccine clinic in the community or administer directly to homebound seniors — these decisions will be driven by local officials as they identify vulnerable residents in their communities to participate in this program.
“With the Save Our Seniors initiative, Texas is providing vaccines to seniors across our state who are most at risk from COVID-19,” Governor Abbott said.