ARLINGTON, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott and other state officials are in Arlington to tour a mass COVID-19 vaccination site and they also provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Texas.
The governor was joined at an afternoon news conference by Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley, and Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay E. Berdan.
The officials are touring the site which is located at the Arlington Expo Center.
Texas is currently vaccinating health care workers, people 65 and older and those with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say more than 30,000 people in Texas have died due to COVID-19, the second highest in the country.