Five thousand doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will arrive Monday at the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District.
A news release late Sunday laid out the plan for the latest rollout.
Here’s what to know:
First dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic:
The first dose drive thru clinic for 3,000 people will start at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Boulevard, Robstown. The Moderna vaccine will be given for those eligible in Phase 1A and 1B.
The clinic will be strictly appointment based, which means there will be no option for first come, first serve this time.
So far, 1,000 people signed up for the Tuesday clinic using the health district’s new call center hotline.
Online registration for 1,000 additional people needing the first dose begins at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8 at www.cctexas.com/vaccineregistration.
Another 1,000 people who registered due to a software glitch will have appointments for the Tuesday clinic and don’t need to register again as long as they bring their QR code.
A reverse alert also will be sent to people on Monday with an appointment time and password along with instructions.
What to do after registration
Those who registered online or used the hotline will be notified through a reverse alert with their appointment time slot and should arrive one hour before their appointment.
Participants will be sent a password to write down on a piece of paper that can be displayed on their vehicle’s dashboard. Those who registered online will receive a QR code while those who registered through the call center hotline won’t receive a QR code.
Have an issue with a QR code? Call the Health District at 361-826-7200, option 2.
Second Dose Clinics:
Vaccine clinics for those who need their second dose will be scheduled later this week when it’s clear more vaccines will arrive.
Those who received their first dose on Jan. 11, 12, 15 or 16 at the fairgrounds are due for the second dose. However, officials noted that the second dose can be administered as soon as 24 days after the first dose and as late as six weeks after the first dose.
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