Skip to main content
Coronavirus in Texas

For Texas children, COVID-19 hospitalizations are outpacing vaccinations

Last fall, just as younger Texans received the green light to get vaccinated, omicron came rushing in, sending more of them to the hospital.

Easton Muck has his nose swabbed at a COVID-19 testing site inside the Long Center for Performing Arts on Dec. 31, 2021, in Austin. With the new Omicron variant spreading very quickly ahead of Christmas, many citizens are now going out and getting tested.

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?

Omicron hits just as kids get vaccines

Less severe cases

Wait! We need your help.


Explore related story topics

Health care State government