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Press Release
May 8, 2021
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DSHS Awards COVID-19 Vaccination Grants to Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District and Hidalgo County Health Department

AUSTIN, TEXAS — This week, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced a recent award to the Hidalgo County Health Department of $6,771,723 to bolster COVID-19 vaccination efforts. An award was also made to the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District of $18,073,609 for the same purpose. These funds can be used to increase COVID-19 vaccination capacity across the counties, including among high-risk and underserved populations, ensure high-quality administration of the vaccine, and ensure the equitable distribution of the vaccine.

Senator Hinojosa issued the following statement:

"Our South Texas county and public health leaders have been working tirelessly to ensure all of our residents are able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. I am encouraged by this award from DSHS as it will bolster the efforts in our community to get as many vaccines to those who want them as fast as possible. This is another step in our long path back to "normal" life. I am confident that together we will achieve the level of vaccinations to make that a reality soon."