Stories By Jordan Rubio

  • 1 in 3 Texans are now fully vaccinated against COVID This milestone coincides with a more sobering threshold, as the state recorded its 50,000th COVID-related death Thursday.
  • Texas has wasted 60K COVID vaccine doses. Over half were... Of the roughly 60,000 shots that have gone to waste since the state’s vaccination program began in December, 36,000 have been logged in the last two weeks.
  • 40 percent of Texans now have their first COVID shot And 40 percent of Texans aged 16 or older are now fully vaccinated, the data show.
  • Texas continues to lead US in raw population growth, Census Bureau estimates Texas continues to lead the United States in raw population growth, Census estimates released Tuesday indicate.
  • Half of Texas adults have now had at least one shot of the... The halfway point comes four months after Texas health officials opened vaccination eligibility to th phase 1B group, or those 65 and older or with chronic health conditions.
  • A third of Texas adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Texas reached the milestone as vaccination rates plunged in parts of the state — in Harris County, the immunization rate dipped for the first time in a month, breaking a four-week streak of increased vaccinations.
  • As Texas shifts vaccine strategy, fixing data errors is key As the mad rush for COVID-19 vaccines wanes, Texas is shifting its distribution strategy to focus on smaller providers, setting up a crucial test for the state as it attempts not only to get shots in people’s arms but to track that information...
  • As initial vaccine rush wanes, Texas faces mammoth data task Officials say they’re now targeting communities that have so far resisted the vaccine through trusted local pharmacies and public health organizations.
  • As Texas shifts vaccine strategy, fixing data errors is key Officials say they’re now targeting communities that have so far resisted the vaccine through trusted local pharmacies and public health organizations.
  • One-quarter of Texans older than 16 have been fully vaccinated The state is also expected to have fully vaccinated 20 percent of its entire population, including those under age 16, in the next day.
  • By the numbers: How vaccine skepticism in Texas’ Trump country... Texas counties that are poorer, whiter, less-educated and where former President Donald Trump won a larger share of the vote have vaccinated a fewer people than the state average, a Hearst Newspapers analysis found.
  • Vaccine skepticism in Trump country threatening herd immunity Texas counties that are poorer, whiter, less-educated and where former president Donald Trump won a larger share of the vote have vaccinated a fewer people than the state average, a Houston Chronicle analysis found.
  • COVID cases plateau in Houston, and experts are optimistic... Local medical experts suspect the winter freeze, increasing vaccination rates and the prevalence of antibodies in Texas’ population have kept case rates low over the last month. However, they don’t want people to let their guard down quite yet.
  • One in three Texas adults have received at least one dose of... More than a third of Texas residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday afternoon, state data shows.
  • 1 in 4 Texas adults have their first COVID vaccine dose Increased vaccine supply and access has driven higher vaccination rates in the state in recent weeks.
  • Houston ZIP codes that need vaccines the most don't have enough COVID-19 vaccine providers in Harris County are vaccinating Latino, Black and low-income neighborhoods in Harris County at disproportionately low rates compared to infection rates, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis of state data.
  • State leaders say Texas is being shorted on COVID vaccine State officials say the 2018 census data could underestimate Texas’ adult population by roughly 1 million people, shortchanging the state on vaccine doses.
  • State leaders say Texas is being shorted on COVID vaccine State officials say the 2018 census data could underestimate Texas’ adult population by roughly 1 million people, shortchanging the state on vaccine doses.
  • Nearly 1,500 doses of COVID vaccines went to waste from Texas... Widespread power outages from freezing weather are now the leading cause of COVID-19 vaccines going to waste in Texas.
  • After deadly ice storm, officials brace for potential COVID spike On paper, it was one of the best weeks that the state has had during the pandemic. Officials say it’s likely a blip. The question now is how big.