UTRGV administering COVID-19 vaccine to eligible people

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new information released by UTRGV stating, as of Dec. 31, they are waiting for more doses to continue administering the Moderna vaccine. The university had previously announced it would be holding a clinic on Thursday.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (KVEO) — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) began adaminestering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those who are eligible in the first two phases of distribution.

UTRGV is administering the vaccine to those who fall meet the credentials of Phase 1A and Phase 1B.

Phase 1A includes medical professionals such as nurses, physicians, lab technicians, among others.

Phase 1B includes people aged 65 and over and people above 16 with qualifying chronic medical conditions, according to the information found on the UT Health Rio Grande Valley website.

UTRGV had received 900 doses of the Moderna vaccine and they distributed to those eligible this week. According to a release, they distributed 400 doses in Mercedes, 250 in Harlingen and 250 in Brownsville.

No vaccines are available to distribute on Dec. 31. UTRGV states it is waiting on additional doses and will then announce new distribution schedules.

UTRGV health officials are encouraging everyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine during Phase 1A and Phase 1B to register to receive the vaccine on their website.

For more information, visit here.

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