COVID-19 VACCINE by MODERNA APPROVED

Moderna Vaccine Expected to Arrive in Nueces County Next Week

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CORPUS CHRISTI TX – On December 17, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory panel recommended the approval of a second COVID-19 vaccine. This one is manufactured by Moderna. Earlier, the FDA approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer. With the favorable recommendation, 23 Nueces County COVID-19 providers received notification of an approved vaccine allocation. The new allocation will account for an additional 5,800 COVID-19 vaccine doses which are available for Phase 1 category qualifying recipients. As of today, Nueces County has been allocated a total 12,450 COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccine allocation is expected to continue to increase within the following weeks.

Entities in the allocation of Moderna vaccine include:

Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District          100 Vaccines

Driscoll Health System                                                           1,000 Vaccines  

HEB (several Pharmacy locations in Nueces County)          1,000 Vaccines

Corpus Christi Fire Department                                             600 Vaccines

Corpus Christi Medical Associates                                         500 Vaccines

Amistad Community Health Center                                        1,300 Vaccines

South TX Family Planning and Health Corp – Robstown      500 Vaccines

Christus Spohn Health System South                                    800 Vaccines

Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine is still not available to the general public. Receiving more doses and with the addition of a new vaccine manufacturer, the progression of phases will occur at a faster pace. The Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices will begin defining Phase 1B and 1C as soon as next week.