Health district to resume normal services as COVID-19 wave recedes

As the recent COVID-19 wave recedes, Nueces County is shifting gears in its pandemic response.

The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District will resume some of its services that were on pause while the staff assisted with COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and monoclonal antibody treatments. 

The health district will again offer tuberculosis testing starting Oct. 18, public health director Annette Rodriguez said Wednesday. The district will resume its STD/HIV clinic and diabetic clinic on Nov. 1.

Corpus Christi Fire Department Capt. Robert Cruz holds a Moderna vial, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Firefighters administer at-home COVID-19 vaccines.

The monoclonal antibody infusion clinic at Physicians Plaza West will transition to offer vaccinations only.

The antibody clinic at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown will remain open. The treatment is available to people with COVID-19 who are showing mild to moderate symptoms and have a doctor’s referral.

The changes come as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Nueces County and the Coastal Bend are declining. 

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