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No COVID-19 vaccine distributions planned for today

No COVID-19 vaccine distributions set for today
Posted at 5:59 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 07:30:39-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A third day of Nueces County COVID-19 vaccinations will not happen as originally planned.

Health officials say all 4,000 doses they received have been distributed.

Lines began forming early yesterday morning, hours before the event at the Richard Borchard Fairgrounds opened.

But their wait definitely paid off.

Officials told us around 2,000 vaccines were distributed to people at the vaccination hub finishing up the 4,000 total vaccines received on Monday.

With thousands of people now half-vaccinated against COVID-19, some say they have questions about the second dose.

If nothing changes, Public Health Director Annette Rodriguez says the federal government assures her those second doses will be here when the necessary waiting period between the two shots is over.

Rodriguez urges you - no matter how long you have to wait in line - to get that second dose.

She says getting two shots will give you 95 percent immunity.

Some folks who've already received their first dose say they are hopeful the county will have the second one by the time they need it.

“I’m praying they do,” said Corpus Christi resident Maria Donaldson. “I really am. I pray every day that everybody gets to get vaccinated on the first dose and then we can get the second one whenever we can."

The waiting period between doses is 21 days for the Pfizer vaccine and 28 days for the Moderna one.

Health leaders say they are confident the vaccine supplies will be here in that window.

According to the county, 4,000 more vaccines are scheduled to arrive on Monday Jan. 18. If those vaccines do arrive Monday, another mega vaccination event will be held on Tuesday.

And the county has plans to open more distribution sites in the future.