CCFD receives 600 extra vaccines; 900 total for city’s senior vaccine initiative

Posted at 7:24 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 20:24:58-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Late Monday afternoon, the City of Corpus Christi announced that the Corpus Christi Fire Department received 600 Moderna vaccines for the city’s Saving Our Seniors initiative. The initiative aims to vaccinate homebound seniors.

This allotment is in addition to the 300 doses that were made available to the SOS last week. According to the city, CCFD has distributed 239 COVID-19 vaccines to homebound seniors so far.

The 900 vaccines will be administered from now until Saturday Feb. 6. The city is asking the community to not visit the fire stations looking for a vaccine.

If you are a homebound senior in need of a vaccine, you can call the city’s new call center hotline at 1-888-728-0018. It is anticipated to open either this week or next (week of Feb. 15). Once it is officially open, it will be operational on a weekly basis based on vaccine supply.