WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the RGV

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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)

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO)—The state of Texas is expected to receive an allocation of vaccine doses to give to vaccine providers in the state each week. This includes pharmacies and clinics and long-term care facilities.

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*To find COVID-19 vaccines near you text your zip code to 438829. This is a program created by the federal government.

*UT Health RGV has updated its portal for same-day and same-week appointments for primarily Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. To schedule an appointment, click here.

*Ashley pediatrics has doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available. There are various locations across the Rio Grande Valley. To make an appointment, click here. For more information call (956) 609-8230.

*H-E-B is now taking walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information click here.

*CVS Pharmacies are accepting walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccine, or to schedule an appointment for a teenager 12 and older, click here.

*South Texas Health Systems Clinics will administer Moderna vaccines during its regular business hours at their Alton, Edinburg, and Weslaco clinics. All clinics are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, click here.

Hidalgo County

Vaccine Boosters: Hidalgo County will be administering COVID-19 vaccine boosters to those that are severely immunocompromised four weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 based on CDC recommendations.

The booster will be available throughout the county at the following locations:

  • Edinburg Clinic, 3105 E Richardson Rd, Edinburg, Texas — 956-318-2040
  • Elsa Clinic, 708 E Edinburg Ave, Elsa, Texas — 956-262-1141
  • Hidalgo Clinic, 702 Ramon Ayala Dr, Hidalgo, Texas — 956-843-2659
  • Pharr Clinic, 300 W Hall Acres Rd. Pharr, Texas — 956-787-1531
  • Weslaco Clinic, 1901 N Bridge Ave, Weslaco — 956-968-7541
  • McAllen Clinic, 300 E Hackberry Ave, McAllen, Texas — 956-682-6155
  • Mission Clinic, 211 S Schuerbach Rd, Mission, Texas — 956-585-2461
  • Pulmonary Clinic, 1304 S 25th Ave, Edinburg, Texas — 956-387-0118

A flyer from the county mentions people should talk to their healthcare provider to fin out if an additional dose is recommended.

SAN JUAN: Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department will host a COVID vaccine clinic for first, second, and booster doses for Pfizer and Moderna. The clinic will be on Thursday at Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Precinct 2 Field Operations at 4011 South Veterans Boulevard.

EDINBURG: DHR Health will offer the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of every week at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo Del Prado, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 28.

The clinics are available for those 12 years old and up. Children 12 to 17 must have a parent or legal guardian present and an ID will be required of the adults accompanying them.

Hidalgo County: There will be COVID-19 vaccine doses available at different locations in Hidalgo County. Pre-registration for the clinics will take be online at this website.

Hidalgo County to begin vaccinations for homebound residents on April 7. Call the Hidalgo County Informational Hotline at (956) 292-7765 to see if you qualify.

Cameron County

HARLINGEN: The city of Harlingen is hosting a first and second-dose COVID vaccine clinic on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harlingen Health Department. A second clinic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harlingen Convention Center. For more information call (956) 216-5234. Eligible residents might receive a $50 gift card.

BROWNSVILLE: Walk-up vaccination clinics will take place at the Brownsville Public Library South Branch every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the Brownsville Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine will be available.

Cameron County Public Health: Will allocate a limited number of first-dose Moderna vaccines to several primary health care doctor’s offices and pharmacies in the county. All individuals are encouraged to contact their primary health care doctor’s office or pharmacy and register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • As a reminder, all homebound/bedridden individuals that are unable to leave their homes to receive a vaccine due to medical conditions are encouraged to contact the Cameron County Office of Emergency Management and Fire Marshal Service at 956-547-7000 to schedule an appointment. Call Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WALMART: Customers can receive a vaccine via walk-in or schedule an appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites once appointments are available.

Currently, there are four locations in the RGV listed as vaccine centers. Three are in Brownsville and one is in San Benito. However, at this time they do not have any appointments listed.

Starr County

Lino’s Pharmacy: Both pharmacy locations in Roma and Rio Grande City are accepting walk-ins for residents to receive the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccine. Patients can go in from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supply lasts. There are no requirements, and patients do not need to show an I.D. For more information visit their website.

Willacy County

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RESOURCES

DHS requirements for COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Providers

Cameron County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Consent Forms

Hidalgo County COVID-19 vaccine information page

Hidalgo County COVID-19 provider map

COVID-19 Vaccine information

Is your local hospital overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients?

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