Watch: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds news conference on statewide senior vaccination program

Texas Gov Greg Abbott speaks during a news conferenced about migrant children detentions Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will hold a press conference on the statewide “Save Our Seniors” COVID-19 vaccination initiative on Thursday in McAllen.

The news conference will start at 2 p.m. It will be streamed live in this article.

Abbott will be joined by other officials to share news on a program intended to vaccinate more seniors in the state of Texas, who are at greatest risk of severe illness from contracting COVID-19.

The governor first announced the program in February during a stop in Corpus Christi.

Through this program, Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Texas Military Department work alongside local jurisdictions to set up a central drive-through vaccine clinic in each community or administer directly to homebound seniors.

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