Driscoll, City to Vaccinate School Employees: Registration Opens Monday Morning
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – School employees are getting a special day of their own this week to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
The City of Corpus Christi and Driscoll Children’s Hospital opened registration Monday morning for Wednesday, March 10, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for school employees to receive their shots at the American Bank Center.
According to the Department of State Health Services, the site will be open to all school employees, including “those who work in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff and bus drivers) and those who work as or for licensed childcare providers, including center-based and family care providers.”
Two thousand, three hundred ninety first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be administered Wednesday, March 10, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the American Bank Center. Use the Main Entrance on the bay side of the Convention Center or the west side Convention Center entrance, whichever is more convenient.
“We are thankful to make available this life-saving vaccine to school employees who are on the front lines of educating children during such a challenging time,” said Mary Dale Peterson, Vice President and COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Driscoll Health System.
“As a children’s hospital, we are keenly aware of the importance of any healthcare measures that can have an effect on learning. By vaccinating school employees, we help ensure a safer work environment, which is critical to the education process,” she said. “Driscoll Children’s Hospital is taking the lead to offer such a sense of security.”
College employees are not yet eligible for the vaccine unless they are in the 1B group (over age 65 or with a chronic health condition).
Things to Know
- Please make an appointment at the website, www.driscollchildrens.org/covid19vaccine. Appointments also can be made by calling 1-844-977-1477 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call the same number if you need to cancel an appointment.
- The quickest way to sign up is online. You may experience hold times using the Call Center.
- You will be automatically signed up for the second dose on the day you receive your first. The second dose will be administered Wednesday, March 31. Please be sure you are available for both dates before you make an appointment.
- There is no charge for getting the vaccine and there is no early preregistration for the vaccine. A person must have a scheduled appointment to get the vaccine. Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you are more than an hour late, your appointment will be canceled and you will have to reschedule.
- People are asked to approach the vaccination area from Shoreline. At the corner of Fitzgerald, they will go to the first check station, where police will confirm they have an appointment and direct them to the appropriate parking lot. There is no charge for parking.
- There will be general parking available in Lots 2, 3, 5, and 10. There also will be accessible/special needs parking available in Lot 4 and curbside along the bay side entrance. For your convenience, there also is a curbside drop-off location and limited shuttle service that will provide transportation to and from all parking lots.
- For mobility impaired persons, there are three choices:
- You can be dropped off at the entrance and then your driver can pick you up.
- There is limited accessible/special needs curbside parking on the bay side entrance and in Lot 4.
- There will be limited shuttle service that will provide transportation to and from parking lots.
- If you use a mobility device to get around, please bring your own. We will have volunteers assisting.
- We will not administer the vaccine in your car.
- Do not come to the vaccination site if you are currently sick with COVID-19 or have been diagnosed within the last 14 days.
- Driscoll Children’s Hospital will post on www.driscollchildrens.org/covid19vaccine when future vaccine appointments become available.
- The days and hours the City of Corpus Christi and Driscoll Children’s Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Site will be open will be determined based on the day the shipment is received and the number of vaccines received. Once it arrives, we will update the website and open registration.