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Nueces County Commissioners updated on vaccination efforts

33,000 vaccinations administered so far
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Posted at 3:34 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 16:34:46-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nueces County Commissioners got an update at their weekly meeting on COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Melissa Munguia, the county's Emergency Management Coordinator, told commissioners that this has been a big week in that effort.

She said 14,000 vaccinations were administered over a 3-day period at the county's mega sites.

Those are located at the Richard Borchard Fairgrounds in Robstown and the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.

33,000 vaccinations have been given since the first mega site opened.

Munguia told commissioners that second dose clinics are running smoother and faster because those people have aalready gone through the registration process.

Efforts are also underway to get vaccines to homebound seniors in rural areas of Nueces County.

Munguia told commissioners that the process is becoming more complex now that first and second dose clinics are being held.

With multiple vaccination operations going on, Munguia says the county will need to monitor costs closely.

The county hopes to get those costs reimbursed 100 percent.

At the end of the presentation, County Judge Barbara Canales said that CVS will soon open seven vaccination locations.