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Abbott: Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Will Save Lives

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 22: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas addresses the crowd before President Donald Trump took the stage for a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on October 22, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cruz, the incumbent, is seeking Senate re-election in a high-profile race against Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke. (Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is confident the coronavirus vaccine distribution will save lives.

The governor told reporters today Texas will get a weekly allocation of the Pfizer vaccine and later the Moderna version.

The state has gotten 95-thousand doses already with another 129-thousand expected in the next couple days.

He expects more than a million Texans to be inoculated this month while also promising no one would be forced to take it.

Abbott also praised Operation Warp Speed for getting the vaccine out quickly. Healthcare workers along with more vulnerable populations are first in line for the vaccine.


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