Tag Archives: COVID-19

Midland Memorial Hospital Opens New Mass Vaccination Clinic

Midland’s only hospital is opening a mass vaccination clinic that officials hope will spur more residents to get vaccinated — and encourage third shots, and eventually boosters, to those who need them.

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“We Are Beyond Capacity,” Says Midland Hospital Executive

Hospitals in the Permian Basin are overloaded with COVID-19 patients, as multiple facilities face staffing shortages and vaccination rates have largely plateaued below the state-wide average.  In an interview with Marfa Public Radio, one hospital executive in Midland describes the … Continue reading

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Dozens Of Texas Hospitals Are Out Of ICU Beds As COVID-19 Cases Again Overwhelm The State’s Capacity

“This surge is by far the fastest and most aggressive that we’ve seen,” said the health authority for Austin and Travis County, who urged eligible Texans to get vaccinated.

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Abbott Recommits To Making Sure Vaccines And Masks Aren’t Mandated In Texas

Despite rising cases and hospitalization, Gov. Abbott said Thursday he thinks Texans have “mastered the safe practices” that help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says He Won’t Impose New Mask Mandate Despite Increasing COVID-19 Cases

Abbott reiterated Tuesday that Texas schoolchildren will not face mask requirements as they return to school later this summer.

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Texas National Guard Returns To Far West Texas For Vaccine Clinic

After vaccinating nearly 50 residents in June, the Texas National Guard returns to Big Bend National Park and Terlingua this weekend to hold a second vaccination event. Big Bend officials say this is likely the last time the state will … Continue reading

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State To Offer COVID-19 Vaccines In Terlingua And Big Bend National Park

After several failed attempts, the Texas National Guard will head to Big Bend National Park and Terlingua this week to administer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines. 

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Few Texas ICE Detention Centers Are Vaccinating For COVID-19. Feds Say It’s Up To Local Health Departments

Despite high risks of infection and hundreds of sick detainees, there’s still no clear COVID-19 vaccination strategy from ICE officials, and few local health departments have stepped up to provide vaccines.

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Demand For Vaccines Drops In Odessa And Now Officials Are Left To Figure Out How to Get More Shots In Arms

Texas health officials are working to get as many COVID-19 vaccines to willing residents as statewide demand slows and some vaccination rates plateau. In the Permian Basin, a similar story is playing out in Odessa, where one hospital is trying … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Rural Presidio County’s Vaccine Success Story?

Presidio County in Far West Texas is hours away from major hospitals and lacks some basic health care services, but the county’s vaccination rate has far outpaced most of Texas.

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