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Coronavirus in Texas

From free tuition to concert tickets, Texas colleges lure students and employees to get vaccinated

Texas public universities forbidden from mandating vaccines are trying to entice students and faculty to get the shot. Those moves come as more people ages 18 to 29 years old in Texas are being hospitalized with the virus.

Students wait in line to enter the Peter T. Flawn Academic Center at the University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 24, 2020.

Mandates not an option

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