Health District Hits a New Record 5,000 Vaccines Administered in One Day

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Today the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District successfully administered 5,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine in just over nine hours at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas. This is important because the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) was testing our vaccination system for efficiency to verify we can give all 5,000 doses during a one-day clinic.

In addition, Corpus Christi firefighter/paramedics inoculated 92 homebound seniors who are part of the Saving our Seniors (SOS) program. 16 additional homebound seniors will be served before the night is over for a total of 108 homebound seniors vaccinated in the first day of the program identified through the City’s Meals on Wheels program.

“Our Corpus Christi firefighters have done an outstanding job issuing COVID-19 vaccines to our homebound seniors today to begin our Saving Our Seniors (SOS) program,” Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo said. “Our vaccination drive is complete, with 5,000 vaccinations successfully administered in one day. We understand there have been people waiting in long lines, and we know we must do more to assist our residents. We also want to assure our residents that your City Council and I are working to open a vaccination site inside our city limits. More details will follow in the days to come.”

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.