City of San Benito to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic

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RN Connie Garcia extracts a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine which will be administered to a Texas Tech University Health Science Center student at Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s Academic Building Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. (Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP)

Editor’s Note: The city of San Benito announced it would now be administering the Moderna vaccine, instead of the Johnson & Johnson.

SAN BENITO, Texas (KVEO) — The City of San Benito in partnership with the Texas Army National Guard will distribute 500 doses of the Moderna Vaccine.

Pre-registration packets will be available for pick-up at the San Benito Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 14 starting at 9 a.m. until supply lasts.

The clinic is available for adults 18 and older, and patients must present a government-issued identification card, according to a press release.

The clinic will be held on Thursday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Benito Fairgrounds. The city asks the public to arrive with the completed registration and consent form.

“No overnight parking will be allowed and no restroom facilities will be made available,” stated the press release.

This clinic originally planned to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, however, the state made the change after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration paused its use.

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