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Residents are advised to check the municipal health district website to find a vaccine provider nearby.
Corpus Christi, Texas — This week, it took only about 24 hours for the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District to distribute 4,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Coastal Bend residents. Some registered online and some appeared to wait for a chance. When you receive a shot.
Residents of Phase 1-A and 1-B of vaccine distribution (healthcare professionals, first responders, and age 65 and older) were able to receive the first dose of Moderna vaccine. The distribution work was expected to last for a week, but volunteers distributed the last of 4,000 moderna doses on Tuesday.
According to the public health district, the next shot will arrive next week.
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“It’s really important here to vaccinate with urgency,” said Annette Rodriguez, director of public health.
According to Rodriguez, the first day was a little late, but the second day made up for it all. A total of 4,249 people were vaccinated.
“Each sneaky person gives you 10 people who can vaccinate you, but sometimes you have a little more at the bottom and you actually get a total of 11 people from them You can get it, “Rodriguez said. “So whatever the extra we got, we don’t waste anything. We use it and let people vaccinate.”
Now that all the vaccines have been distributed, the question is when will the next round of vaccines arrive?
The next round may arrive next Tuesday or Wednesday, officials said.
However, you don’t have to wait for the next batch to arrive. Residents are advised to check the municipal health district website to find a vaccine provider nearby.
“There you can see the provider so you can see the HEB. You can actually click on it to see if there is any vaccine left,” Rodriguez said.
All vaccines are from the state, so anyone in the Phase 1-A or 1-B category is eligible to receive the vaccine.
“Because we are a hub identified by Texas, we belong to all jurisdictions, including Texas. Everyone from the United States comes and everyone from Mexico comes and vaccinates. Must be, “Rodriguez said. “There are no residence requirements.”
According to Rodriguez, the goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible as soon as possible.
Even if you are vaccinated for the first time, keep a safe distance, wash your hands frequently and don’t forget to wear a mask.
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