State gives Houston 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, mayor says

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Saturday, December 19, 2020
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Although families have been encourage not to gather for the Christmas holiday, city officials in Houston say if you do have a small gathering - be smart.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the state of Texas has decided to give the city of Houston 3,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Turner said at a toy drive held on Saturday, that the vaccines will be specifically for healthcare workers within the city. Then, they will move onto hospitals and senior living facilities like nursing homes.

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Alongside Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the two continued to push the need for residents to take the vaccine, but said the children who live in Houston deserve some sort of normalcy this holiday season.

The Pfizer vaccine has arrived to the Houston area and hundreds of healthcare officials have already begun taking them.

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