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Austin experiencing biggest COVID surge with highest positivity rate to date

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Austin Public Health officials are once again asking residents to vaccinate, booster and mask in public as the city faces its biggest COVID surge to date.

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Like ‘trying to build a supersonic jet while we’re flying:’ Austin public health officials reflect on one year of COVID-19
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People sit in a monitoring area after receiving a COVID vaccine at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on Saturday.

Hundreds of Austinites cycled through the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on Saturday morning, making their way through an orderly process that ended with them partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Thirteen weeks into the vaccine rollout, this event was in some ways routine. But it also took place on the one-year anniversary of the first confirmed case in Austin-Travis County.

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Disproportionately affected by COVID-19, now Latino and Black communities struggle to access the vaccine
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South Austin resident Omar Gomez has been trying to find a vaccine appointment for his 93-year-old grandmother, who lives with his aunt.

South Austin resident Omar Gomez has spent the last week driving around town and refreshing the H-E-B website, looking for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for his 93-year-old grandmother, who lives with his aunt.

"When we went in person, there wasn't any available," Gomez told Austonia.

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