UPDATE: Health District Removes Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine After FDA Recommendation
First and Second Dose Moderna Vaccines Available at today’s Clinics (See Updated Graphic)
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District will be offering first and second dose Moderna vaccine at today’s vaccination clinics. This comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls for a pause in using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as they examine safety issues.
The Health District recently received one shipment of 3,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccines and in the last week, 1,160 women were vaccinated.
“I am waiting for further guidance from the Department of State Health Services and until then, I am pausing the use of Johnson and Johnson until further notice,” said Public Health Director Annette Rodriguez. “This in no way will affect the grand opening today of our new La Palmera Mall COVID-19 vaccination clinic which will offer first and second dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.”
Today the Health District opened a new vaccination location at La Palmera Mall located at 5488 South Padre Island Drive (SPID). There will be no cost for the vaccine.
The Public Health District will keep this vaccine clinic open during mall hours and will be located at the former Charming Charlie store (5488 SPID, Suite 1176), across from Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and behind P.F. Chang’s.
- Walk-in and get vaccinated on the spot.
- Save time and pre-register by phone by calling 361-561-1101.
- You can also reserve your spot online at www.cctexas.com/vaccineregistration and click on the “Vaccination Registration” link. During online pre-registration you must receive a Quick Response (QR) code.
Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo, Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, and City Manager Peter Zanoni continue to encourage Nueces County residents to stay on track and get vaccinated.
“Our Health District continues to follow best practices and will pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at this time. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are still being administered and are effective ways to prevent COVID-19. Our goal is to continue to provide a vaccine to everyone who wants one," said Mayor Paulette Guajardo.
"We will continue our clinics with ample supplies of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, and I strongly encourage everyone to make a plan to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Barbara Canales, Nueces County Judge.
“The temporary pause in one vaccine should not deter individuals from getting vaccinated,” said City Manager Peter Zanoni. “Moderna and Pfizer have a proven track record in protecting individuals from contracting the virus and ultimately keep people safe and saves lives.”
Here’s a look at all the Health District COVID-19 vaccination clinics taking place this week on this updated graphic: