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Coronavirus in Texas

Older and disabled Texans are demanding their home caregivers be vaccinated for COVID-19. But many workers don’t want it.

Home health workers, most of whom are women of color, could start losing their jobs if they aren't vaccinated against COVID-19. Experts widely agree that the vaccine is safe — Pfizer and Moderna both reported their vaccines are more than 90% effective at protecting people from serious illness — but some still refuse to get a shot.

Health care worker Rachel Fuentes in her home in north Houston on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2020. Fuentes has been an in-home caregi…

Vaccine FAQs

  • Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas?

  • Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • I’ve called every provider in my area and I cannot find a vaccine. What gives?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

  • Do I need to get the vaccine if I already had the virus?

Health care worker Rachel Fuentes in her home in north Houston on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2020. Fuentes has been an in-home caregi…

“How will you keep my family safe?”

Hesitancy and demand

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