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Gov. Hopes to Up Number of Texans Getting Shots

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he’s hoping to increase the number of Texans getting COVID-19 vaccines after seeing a drop in people showing up for the shot.

He said that a state program focusing on getting seniors vaccinated is expanding from rural areas to more populated ones, like Hidalgo County in South Texas. Through the program, drive-thru vaccine clinics are set up or vaccines are given directly to homebound seniors.

He said that the significant number of seniors who are already vaccinated has led to an ongoing downward trend in the number of hospitalized people in the state.

On Thursday, the state reported that 3,410 people were hospitalized. That number has been falling since soaring past 14,000 for a couple of days in January.

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