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DSHS and Walmart launch vaccine tour

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Tai Moses

The Texas Department of State Health Services is hitting the road the first week of August to promote the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine. With the Delta variant spreading rapidly and hospitalizations rising, DSHS is determined to reach as many Texans as possible with a series of 18 pop-up events at Walmart stores, which are offering free Covid-19 vaccines at all pharmacy locations, no appointment needed. The events are particularly focused on the importance of vaccination for young people. As Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS commissioner, pointed out in a news release, “While fewer young people get very sick, they can get and spread the virus, and we are still learning about the long-term effects. Tens of millions of people have been vaccinated with no ill effects. We know these vaccines are not only safe but also very effective. Achieving higher vaccination rates is essential to eliminating the threat of Covid from our communities.” Each summer pop-up will last for four hours and will feature games for kids and free frozen treats. Contact the Walmart store near you for info.

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