American Bank Center Mini Clinic Vaccinates 300 Per Hour
Pilot Program Went Smoothly Officials Look Forward to More Drive Thru Clinics
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – It took a little over an hour and a half to process and vaccinate 500 Phase 1A and 1B residents during this morning’s first inside the city vaccination site at the American Bank Center.
Patrons who pre-registered using the City’s new call center hotline or website began lining up at 6:30 a.m. The Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District staff began vaccinating at 8:00 a.m. and the premier vaccination mini clinic was complete at 9:32 a.m.
Yesterday, there was an overbooking registration issue caused by a software glitch with the City’s online system. The company resolved the issue and patrons who were affected will be given the opportunity for a priority vaccination at the next scheduled drive thru. The City apologizes for the inconvenience.
City Manager Peter Zanoni said, “Nice job from the police department, the emergency operations center, traffic engineering and American Bank Center General Manager Matt Blasy and his team for all the planning and organization.”
“Our City - County Health District was able to vaccinate 500 people at our first inside the City of Corpus Christi drive thru clinic at the American Bank Center,” Mayor Paulette Guajardo said. “On behalf of your City Council, I want to thank all the staff and volunteers for their hard work. More vaccines are on the way and we look forward to serving more people in the future.”
“This morning's clinic is an important milestone in our effort to expand vaccinations," Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said. "With more sites that can deliver vaccines in volume, we will be able to get more vaccines delivered as they become available. Combined with our direct outreach to the homebound and those with limited mobility, our City - County Public Health team is able to get our most vulnerable vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
The pilot program paid off and more vaccination drive thru clinics will be planned at the American Bank Center in the future.