Health District to Conduct Mega COVID-19 Vaccine Drive Thru

Vaccines Scheduled to Arrive Next Week

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District has been notified it will receive 4,000 Moderna vaccines on Monday, January 11. The large allocation of COVID-19 vaccines will be administered through a mega drive thru. Onsite registration will be conducted on a first come basis pending vaccine availability. The Health District will be vaccinating eligible  Phase 1A and Phase 1B individuals regardless of county residency.

In order to control the flow of vaccine distribution, the Health District will offer 500 vaccines daily through online pre-registration. An additional 500 vaccines also will be distributed daily through onsite registration to eligible Phase 1A and Phase 1B individuals. The drive thru will continue until all 4,000 vaccines have been distributed.

To pre-register online beginning Monday, January 11, visit and follow the link under recent updates. During online pre-registration you must receive a Quick Response (QR) code. Once the online pre-registration limit is reached, you will not be able to register until additional vaccines become available. You may still go to the vaccination drive thru site, but vaccine distribution will be on a first come basis.

The mega drive thru will be located at the Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Boulevard, Robstown, Texas. The drive thru is expected to begin at 12:00 p.m. but may be delayed depending on the time of vaccine delivery or inclement weather. After 1,000 vaccines have been distributed, the drive thru clinic will close and reopen the following day at 8:00 a.m.

Phase 1A Eligible Persons include:

Health Care Workers Definition First Tier 1

  • Hospital staff working directly with patients who are positive or at high risk for COVID-19. Includes:
    • Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
    • Additional clinical staff providing supporting laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic and/or rehabilitation services
  • Long-term care staff working directly with vulnerable residents.
    • Direct care providers at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and state supported living centers
    • Physicians, nurses, personal care assistants, custodial, food service staff
    • EMS providers who engage in 9-1-1 emergency services like pre-hospital care and transport
    • Home health care workers, including hospice care, who directly interface with vulnerable and high-risk patients
    • Residents of long-term care facilities

Second Tier: Staff in outpatient care offices who interact with symptomatic patients.

  • Physicians, nurses, and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
  • Clinical staff providing diagnostic, laboratory, and/rehabilitation services
  • Non 9-1-1 transport for routine care
  • Direct care staff in freestanding emergency medical care facilities and urgent care clinics
  • Community pharmacy staff who may provide direct services to clients, including vaccination or testing for individuals who may have COVID
  • Public health and emergency response staff directly involved in administration of COVID testing and vaccinations
  • Last responders who provide mortuary or death services to decedents with COVID-19. Includes:
    • Embalmers and funeral home workers who have direct contact with decedents
    • Medical examiners and other medical certifiers who have direct contact with decedents
  • School nurses who provide health care to students and teachers

Phase 1B Eligible Persons include:

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Solid organ transplantation
    • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

For more information, individuals may contact the Health District Coronavirus Hotline at 361-826-7200, option 2.