Governor’s First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine a Confidence Boost for Texas

December 22, 2020

Please attribute this statement to Texas Public Health Coalition Chair Jason V. Terk, MD, in response to Gov. Abbott receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Every dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered brings Texas one step closer to the end of the pandemic. The Texas Public Health Coalition celebrates the news Gov. Greg Abbott received his first dose today and expresses appreciation for his personal leadership by example. More vaccine is on its way to Texans – first for those who need it most, and eventually for all of us. The governor’s actions are a clear signal to Texans: Be confident in taking this life-saving vaccine that will help us finally bring the pandemic to an end.”

TPHC is a coalition of more than 30 health professional organizations and health-focused organizations dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion. The coalition works to reduce preventable disease by advancing effective public policies that promote a safe and healthy environment and healthy behaviors for all Texas residents.


Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320

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December 22, 2020

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December 22, 2020