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Save Our Seniors Vaccine Program is in Eighth Week

Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have announced 24 counties participating in the eighth week of the Save Our Seniors COVID-19 vaccine initiative. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the program in Corpus Christi in March to provide vaccines to seniors throughout the state.

To date, more than 62,000 Texans have been vaccinated through this initiative. According to DSHS, 74 percent of seniors (65-plus) in Texas have been vaccinated with at least one dose and 59 percent of seniors are fully vaccinated.

“Vaccines are the most effective tool in our arsenal against COVID-19 and we will continue to invest in this program,” said Abbott.

As part of the program, TDEM and TMD work alongside local jurisdictions to set up central drive-through vaccine clinics in each community or administer directly to homebound seniors. Counties participating in the eighth round of the program are Angelina, Atascosa, Caldwell, Cherokee, Culberson, Eastland, El Paso, Hale, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hopkins, Houston, Jim Hogg, Kimble, Leon, Llano, Maverick, Milam, Nueces, Rusk, Taylor, Tyler, Val Verde and Webb.

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Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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