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Coronavirus in Texas

Texas has a problem with its COVID-19 vaccination data, and the stakes are high. Now the state is scrambling to solve it.

As the state began the massive undertaking of distributing the coronavirus vaccine, early data problems left state officials with immunization records that were outdated, incomplete and sometimes misleading.

Staff members work in Tarrytown pharmacy in Austin on Jan. 14, 2021.
Pharmacist-In-Charge Rannon Ching enters information into an online system called ImmTrac at Tarrytown Pharmacy in Austin on Jan. 14, 2021.
Staff members work in Tarrytown pharmacy in Austin on Jan. 14, 2021.

A crush of calls but no vaccine

Pharmacist-In-Charge Rannon Ching poses for a portrait in his office at Tarrytown Pharmacy in Austin on Jan. 14, 2021.

A "perfect storm" of data problems

State works on solutions

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