In-Home Vaccination and Save Our Seniors (SOS) Program to Administer third dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
Additional Dose Only for the moderately to severely Immunocompromised
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that people whose immune system are moderately to severely compromised receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In yesterday's press conference, Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo made the announcement the In-Home Vaccination Program and the Save Our Seniors Program will offer the newly approved additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), it is important only individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised receive the additional vaccine. ACIP’s recommendation includes people with a range of conditions, such as recipients of organ or stem cell transplants and active recipients of treatment for cancer, among other conditions.
The Corpus Christi Fire Department (CCFD) will be administering the additional vaccine to immunocompromised individuals via the In-Home Vaccination Program and the Save Our Seniors Program. There is no cost for the vaccinations.
“We must get vaccines to members of our community who are immunocompromised and are at a much higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms from the COVID-19 virus,” says Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo. “Now that the CDC has approved the additional mRNA for the immunocompromised, we will continue to find ways to bring these vaccines to you.”
Immunocomproimised residents seeking the additional dose of the vaccine can call the City of Corpus Christi Call Center at 826-CITY (2489) to register for the In-Home Vaccination Program. City staff will reach out to those residents who received vaccines via the City’s Save our Seniors (SOS) Vaccination Program to offer the additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines available will be Moderna or Pfizer and will be administered by CCFD.
For more information, call 361-826-CITY (2489) or go to www.cctexas.com/coronavirus