Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave an update Thursday on his "Save Our Seniors" program.
The program began giving COVID-19 vaccinations in rural areas of the state to homebound individuals but is now reaching out to more populated counties.
The program will be working with the state of Texas, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other local entities.
Abbott announced the initiative at a news conference in Corpus Christi last month, saying that more than 1,100 National Guard troops will be deployed to help communities identify homebound seniors and vaccinate them against the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Abbott was in McAllen on Thursday to offer an update on the program.