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Texas hits vaccination milestone with 25% of the population with at least one COVID-19 shot

On Tuesday, DSHS reported 24.8% of Texas's eligible population had at least one COVID-19 shot.

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas hit a new milestone when it comes to vaccinations. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports 25% of Texas's 16 and up population has at least one dose of the vaccine. Within that group, more than 2.9 million are fully vaccinated. 

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Currently, there's focus on getting shots in the arms of the most vulnerable populations, which includes the 65 and older population. In that group, in Texas, DSHS reported about 58% are vaccinated. In Central Texas, Hays County is leading the way with 61% of that population vaccinated.

In Travis County, DSHS reported on Tuesday about 24% of the 16 and up population has at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, which is more than 243,000 people. 

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