This Thursday Governor Greg Abbott is expected to hold a conference at 2:00 p.m. in the city of McAllen, Texas to give an update on the Save Our Seniors initiative.
The initiative, first presented in February was made to ensure more seniors are vaccinated against COVID 19.
Hidalgo County located in the Rio Grande Valley is participating in this program this week. Four other Texas counties in Central Texas are participating in the fourth week of the Save Our Seniors program which started this past March 1.
At least 88 other Texas counties have participated in the initiative so far.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services 6.4 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID 19 vaccine, of those 1.78 million are between the ages of 65 and 79, and 494,466 are 80 years or older.