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Coronavirus in Texas

Texas lawmakers supported a statewide vaccine mandate a decade ago. Now they're resisting one for COVID-19.

Ten years ago, the state led in requiring meningitis vaccines for students under 22 enrolling in college. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, lawmakers are more skeptical of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic organized by the Travis County Mobile Vaccine Collaborative at Rodriguez Elementary School on July 28, 2021.

Vaccine FAQs

  • Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective?

  • Should I still get the vaccine if I've had COVID-19?

  • Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas?

  • Who can get a COVID-19 booster shot?

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