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COVID-19 Bulletin (11/11/21)

One in five residents is opposed to getting the vaccine. Parkland is offering free vaccines to children.
By Catherine Rosas |
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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 345 new COVID-19 cases and ten deaths on Wednesday.

One in five Dallas residents is opposed to getting COVID-19 vaccine, study shows, the Dallas Morning News reports. The new study in Scientific Reports finds that of these people with no intention of getting the vaccine, over half say nothing will convince them. The study is based on 6,000 nationwide survey as well as four city-wide surveys in Dallas, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.  The study found 19.7 percent of Dallasites were opposed to COVID-19 vaccination, similar to the national average of 21.4 percent.

Gov. Greg Abbot says a fourth legislative special session is not off the table, WFAA reports.  When asked if a special session for COVID vaccine mandates can be expected this year, the governor replied with “There’s always a special session possibility for anything.”

Parkland is offering COVID-19 vaccines for children five to 11, CBS reports.  Vaccination without appointment will be available at Parkland Health & Hospital System’s drive-through location, Ellis Davis Field House on Polk Street, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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