To encourage more Texans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the state’s health department has hit the road to host pop up events in 24 different Texas cities.
But now we have enough supply to vaccinate everyone eligible for the vaccine, demand appears to be dropping.
Which is why, this campaign the department has launched, is aimed at those groups who have the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy, such as people of color.
A POP UP was at the Walmart at I-40 featuring a variety of local leaders and health experts talking about the efficacy of vaccines and answering frequently asked questions about it. at I-40 Monday May 3rd.
The event seemed to get some attention, as people getting in and out of their cars stopped to briefly watch the video playing. Others drove by it and rolled their window to see what was going on.
In Randall County, 32 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, but only 1.5 percent are Black, 11 percent are Hispanic, and nearly two percent are Asian.
In Potter County, 27 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, four percent are Black, nearly 24 percent are Hispanic, and 3.8 percent are Asian.
So far, the campaign does not have plans to stop in any other areas of the Panhandle, and expects to get through all 24 selected cities around mid May.