Vaccine drive-through opens in Robstown Jan. 11
The COVID-19 vaccination process moves to Phase 1B individuals on Monday, Jan. 11, when 4,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are expected to arrive in Corpus Christi. On-site registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at a drive-through clinic at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Boulevard in Robstown. Eligible Phase 1A and 1B individuals will be vaccinated regardless of county residency.
The drive-through begins at noon depending on weather and vaccine delivery time. It will continue until 1,000 vaccines have been delivered and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. On each day, 500 vaccines will be given to those who have pre-registered online and to 500 first-come, first-served individuals.
To pre-register,visit the city/county COVID-19 webpage and check for the link Recent Updates.
The Nueces County Health Department released the following eligibility requirements for vaccines.
Phase 1A Eligible Persons include:
Healthcare Workers Definition First Tier 1
- Hospital staff working directly with patients who are positive or at high risk for COVID-19. Includes:
- Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
- Additional clinical staff providing supporting laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic and/or rehabilitation services
- Long-term care staff working directly with vulnerable residents.
- Direct care providers at nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and state-supported living centers
- Physicians, nurses, personal care assistants, custodial, food service staff
- EMS providers who engage in 911 emergency services such as pre-hospital care and transport
- Home healthcare workers, including hospice care, who directly interface with vulnerable and high-risk patients
- Residents of long-term care facilities
Second Tier: Staff in outpatient care offices who interact with symptomatic patients.
- Physicians, nurses, and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
- Clinical staff providing diagnostic, laboratory and/rehabilitation services
- Non-911 transport for routine care
- Direct care staff in freestanding emergency medical care facilities and urgent care clinics
- Community pharmacy staff who might provide direct services to clients, including vaccination or testing for individuals who might have COVID-19
- Public health and emergency response staff directly involved in administration of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations
- Last responders who provide mortuary or death services to decedents with COVID-19. Includes:
- Embalmers and funeral home workers who have direct contact with decedents
- Medical examiners and other medical certifiers who have direct contact with decedents
- School nurses who provide health care to students and teachers
Phase 1B Eligible Persons include:
- People 65 years of age and older
- People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as, but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Solid organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
For more information, individuals may contact the Health District Coronavirus Hotline at 361-826-7200, option 2.
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