Nueces County and city of Corpus Christi officials announced Sunday night that 5,000 Moderna vaccine doses are expected to arrive at the health district on Monday.
A clinic for people needing their first dose of the vaccine to protect against COVID-19 is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Richard Martinez Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, located at 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. in Robstown.
This is the first of the three vaccination clinics expected to be held this week by Nueces County-Corpus Christi Public Health District officials.
The city previously had announced that online registration was full for upcoming events after 1,000 appointments were filled during a registration event on Saturday.
In a news release issued Sunday, however, it stated that an additional 1,000 online appointments will be taken beginning at 10 a.m. Monday for Tuesday's drive-thru vaccination clinic.
As with previous clinics, this only is open to Phase 1A- and 1`B-eligible people.
This clinic is appointment-based only; people showing up at the fairgrounds will not receive shots. Those who pre-register successfully either by phone or online will be given a password that needs to be written down, and will be given their appointment time via Reverse Alert. Online registrants will be sent a QR code that will be needed to get vaccinated in Robstown; if registrants need help with QR code-related issues, call (361) 826-7200 option 2. Phone registrants will not need -- or receive -- a QR code.
The remaining doses officials plan to distribute Tuesday will be given to the 1,000 people who were unable to be vaccinated at the city's first mini-clinic at Corpus Christi's American Bank Center last Tuesday because of an online scheduling glitch. Those people will not need to pre-register again, but will need their QR code, and appointment information will be provided via the Reverse Alert system.
Health district officials also plan to hold two second-dose clinics this week for people who received a first dose of the Moderna vaccine either Jan. 11, 12, 15 or 16.
The news release states it is not necessary to wait until the 28th day to get the follow-up dose -- it can be administered as early as 24 days after the first dose.
Approximately 9,000 people are eligible for the second-dose clinic, and specific information will be forthcoming about that event.