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DSHS launching statewide vaccination education campaign

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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – The Department of State Health Services is launching a brand new statewide COVID education campaign right this moment to encourage households and Texans aged 12 and older to get vaccinated as quickly as attainable to guard themselves, their buddies, and the group.

DSHS will maintain outside pop-up occasions at 18 Walmart areas throughout the state this month, and the Walmart positioned at 450 S SE Loop 323 in Tyler is amongst these areas. Today’s popup occasion will proceed till 4 p.m.

DSHS officers hope to speak with dad and mom and households in regards to the significance of vaccination, particularly because the Delta variant spreads extra broadly in Texas. The Walmart occasions will characteristic a 16-foot video wall displaying vaccine info and messages from native spokespeople together with different family-friendly points of interest like a “Take the Shot” basketball sport.

DSHS’ new campaign’s pop-up occasions in October will give attention to smaller communities and rural areas throughout Texas, the place vaccination charges have usually been decrease, together with city ZIP codes with massive numbers of unvaccinated residents.

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