TX COVID SHOTS - Governor Greg Abbott says it’s important Texans who received the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines go back and get their second shot. The Governor made these comments in a video he released on Twitter earlier this week.
“With both doses, you can help better protect us against COVID-19, and you can help us put an end to this pandemic. So, make sure you go get your second dose,” Abbott said.
Texas ranks 45th nationally in terms of the overall percentage of its population fully vaccinated, according to Becker’s Hospital Review, a business publication whose rankings are widely circulated. Texas beats the national percentage of senior citizens who have been fully vaccinated. As of this month, the CDC is reporting that nearly 8-percent of Americans have not returned for their second dose of the two-dose shots. That’s about five million people. Still, some health experts say that number may not take into account other factors, like someone getting fully vaccinated at two different locations.