In-Home Vaccination and SOS Program to Administer Additional mRNA Vaccine
Additional Dose for Only 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 systems are moderate to severely compromised receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Today Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo announced the In-Home Vaccination Program, and the Save Our Seniors Program will offer the newly approved additional dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), it is important that 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 mRNA 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 who are at a much higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms from the COVID-19 virus,” Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo said. “Now that the CDC has approved the additional mRNA for the immunocompromised, we will continue to find ways to bring these vaccinations to you.”
Immunocompromised residents seeking the additional dose of the mRNA 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 mRNA 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