ABBOTT: 3rd Week of 'Save Our Seniors' Initiative Grows Success in 28 Texas Counties

"The continued expansion of our Save Our Seniors initiative is protecting elderly Texans from COVID-19 and ramping up our vaccination efforts across the state,"
– Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have confirmed 28 participating counties for the third week of the Save Our Seniors initiative. The Governor announced the Save Our Seniors program in Corpus Christi in February to ensure more seniors are vaccinated throughout the state. Previously, 26 counties participated in the first week and 34 counties participated in the second week of the initiative. 

"The continued expansion of our Save Our Seniors initiative is protecting elderly Texans from COVID-19 and ramping up our vaccination efforts across the state," said Governor Abbott.

"As we head into the third week of this program, I thank our state and local partners for making this initiative a continued success as we vaccinate seniors and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities." 

The state has allocated over 18,000 vaccine doses for the third week of the initiative, which the state will use in partnership with local officials and service organizations to target Texans who are 65 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.

Counties participating in the third round of the program are:
 
  1. Aransas
  2. Atascosa
  3. Brooks
  4. Culberson
  5. Fisher
  6. Grimes
  7. Hopkins
  8. Houston
  9. Jim Wells
  10. Jones
  11. Kinney
  12. Lee
  13. Leon
  14. Liberty
  15. Madison
  16. Matagorda
  17. Menard
  18. Motley
  19. Rains
  20. San Patricio
  21. San Saba
  22. Shelby
  23. Terrell
  24. Trinity
  25. Val Verde
  26. Webb
  27. Willis
  28. and Yoakum
In coordination with local and state partners, counties and cities have been selected based on recent data provided from DSHS related to the following factors:
 
  1. The state looked at the number of approved providers serving the area;
  2. The state took into account total allocations over the previous 12 weeks;
  3. The state utilized data showing the least vaccinated counties for both 65+ and 75+ administered doses;
  4. The state focused on allocating vaccine equitably across the state. 
Texas Governor Gregg Abbott by N/A is licensed under N/A
ad-image
image
04.20.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

ad-image
image
04.20.2021
image
04.19.2021
ad-image