Officials in Texas, at both the state and local level, are devising ways to encourage more Texans to get vaccinated, attempting to sweeten the pot with free giftcards, bobbleheads, and other items, as half the state remains unvaccinated.
Vaccination efforts are underway in every state across the country, but not everyone is sold on receiving a vaccination for the Chinese coronavirus, even as availability opens to all adults. Residents of Texas are no exception.
According to Texas Health and Human Services, over 11.1 million people in the Lone Star state have been vaccinated. Of those, roughly 8 million are considered “fully vaccinated.” Overall, nearly 50 percent of the state’s population has been vaccinated for the virus, per the state’s May 3 data.
But now, the state is facing a different issue, as supply is exceeding demand. As such, the state is looking for creative ways to urge more