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Long lines seen at DHR Health vaccine clinic

1 year 1 month 2 days ago Thursday, December 30 2021 Dec 30, 2021 December 30, 2021 12:03 PM December 30, 2021 in News - Local

Hundreds of people have been lining up for a Covid shot at DHR Health’s vaccine clinic.

More than half of the people lined up on Wednesday were from Mexico.

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"I am seeing an uptick, a significant uptick in people seeking vaccines,” said Sherri Abendroth, DHR Health director of emergency preparedness and response. “It started to go up when the 5-11 year-olds got approved, and we saw a lot of families that came in together. I think some were waiting to do their whole household before they got their first doses."

DHR Health has already administered 277,901 vaccines this year and in December gave a dosage to 13,600 patients.

Shots will continue to be administrated Thursday, Dec. 30, at 5521 Doctor's Drive in Edinburg from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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