More than half of adults in Starr County are vaccinated

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Starr County’s Health officials say almost 60% of residents 16 years and older have taken at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, this is a breakthrough considering last summer Starr County’s only hospital capacity reached its peak.

Earlier this year when vaccination first started Starr County only got a couple of hundred, but with the help from local politicians, Rio Grande City CISD started receiving more vaccines. 

Now administering thousands of vaccines a week, district officials remain hopeful.

“16 and older, we have 57% of people that have gotten one dose,” said Rio Grande City CISD Health Coordinator Rolando Barrera. Of those, 38% have gotten their two doses. For 65 and older, we’ve got 81% of the people with one dose.”

Board President Eduardo Ramirez said Rio Grande City CISD campuses have administered 41,490 vaccines.

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