Shipment of 5,500 Doses of Moderna Vaccines Arrived Today
Mega vaccination drive thru clinic set for Tuesday, Jan. 26
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District has received its anticipated shipment of 5,500 Moderna vaccines this morning.
A Phase 1A and 1B mega vaccination drive thru clinic will take place tomorrow Tuesday, January 26, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Boulevard, Robstown, Texas.
500 doses of the Moderna vaccine will be administered in a second dose vaccination drive thru event on Friday, January 29. More details on this event are forthcoming.
What patron’s need to know for Tuesday, January 26 drive thru clinic:
- All registration will be on site and staff will be on hand to assist individuals with registration. There will be no online pre-registration.
- The Health District also will have more portable restrooms on site for patrons and the site location with more informational signage.
- As wait times are expected, be mindful of medication(s) you may need while waiting.
- Patrons are encouraged to bring something to keep them busy like books, puzzles, and snacks.
The Health District’s mega vaccination drive thru clinics are ideal for people with flexible schedules and non-critical health issues. In addition to the Health District, other local providers have enrolled with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and are approved to provide Plan 1A and 1B COVID-19 vaccines as doses become available. For information visit www.cctexas.com/coronavirus and www.nuecesknows.com.
The Health District is working on several ways to get vaccinations to the elderly.
The Corpus Christi Fire Department is planning to use first responders to provide vaccinations to those who received City Senior Services. The program would include those who attend City Senior Centers to pick up lunches and seniors who participate in the Meals on Wheels, the Senior Companion Program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
The City and Driscoll Children’s Hospital also is planning a vaccination clinic at the American Bank Center for February. Both programs are subject to vaccine availability. Details will be forthcoming.
For more information, individuals can call the Health District’s Coronavirus Hotline at 361-826-7200, option 2. One can also find vaccine updates on city social media channels Facebook @citygov and Twitter @cityofcc.