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Coronavirus in Texas

Texas scientists search for potentially virulent new omicron COVID-19 variant as state health officials push vaccination

So much is unknown about the new COVID-19 variant: the severity of the illness it causes, whether it can resist vaccines and natural antibodies and whether it’s more contagious than the delta variant that has burned through Texas and the U.S. for months.

Travelers gather their luggage at baggage claim at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Nov. 18, 2021.

Delta still the big worry in Texas

The variant “of concern”

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?

The Brazos Valley variant

Unclear on its impact

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