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Edinburg to hold first dose vaccine clinics

8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, March 16 2021 Mar 16, 2021 March 16, 2021 5:20 AM March 16, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital Staff
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Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout with new information from Edinburg CISD.

UPDATE: According to a Facebook post from Edinburg CISD, as of 4:15 p.m. all red and yellow wristbands have been distributed. Pre-registration for the COVID-19 clinic is closed. 

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The city of Edinburg will hold first-dose vaccine clinics on Tuesday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17. 

There are 700 wristbands available as of Tuesday afternoon for people to receive their first-dose of the Moderna vaccine on the same day, according to the Edinburg school district.

Those who receive a red wristband on Tuesday will proceed to get a first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday at Richard R. Flores Stadium located at 1800 S. Stadium Drive in Edinburg. 

Those who receive a yellow wristband will be asked to return to the stadium on Wednesday, March 17, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for their first dose of the vaccine.  

Wristbands for the clinics will be distributed Tuesday on a first-come, first-served basis at Richard R. Flores Stadium located at 1800 S. Stadium Drive for the following eligible recipients:

  • School and childcare personnel
  • Frontline healthcare workers 
  • People 50 years and older
  • People 18 years and older with a health condition

A photo ID is required to obtain a wristband. 

Staff will begin administering doses of the Moderna vaccine starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. 

The clinic is a partnership between Edinburg CISD, the Hidalgo County Health Department and the city of Edinburg. 

The city of Edinburg initially had a vaccine clinic set for Wednesday, but received an additional 2,000 doses of the Moderna Tuesday morning, which prompted today's vaccine clinic. 

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