COVID-19 VACCINE by MODERNA APPROVED
Moderna Vaccine Expected to Arrive in Nueces County Next Week
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.