WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: COVID-19 vaccination 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.

Download the ValleyCentral App to receive notifications of new vaccine clinics in your area.

*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.

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Hidalgo County

EDINBURG: DHR Health will offer the Pfizer vaccine on weekdays and Sundays at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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.

UT Health RGV: UT Health announced they are pre-registration for teenagers 12 to 15 years old, and adults older than 18.

In preparation for the announcement, UT Health RGV is encouraging parents or legal guardians to pre-register their children HERE. So that they can be first in line to receive the vaccine once it is approved in the coming days.

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

Brownsville: The City of Brownsville will host a COVID-19 vaccination walk-up clinic on Wednesday, June 23 at El Tapiz Courtyard at Market Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available by the State of Texas for people age 18 and older. No appointment required.

Those needing a first or second dose can register on-site or online.

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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