Coronavirus vaccines are being given for a second day today to more nurses, doctors and other frontline medical workers in the Rio Grande Valley. The vaccinations began Tuesday with healthcare staffers with the UT-RGV Medical School getting the very first shots. Hundreds more will receive the vaccine through this week. Medical School Dean Dr. John Krause tells 710 KURV that UT-RGV will play a leading role in eventually getting those vaccines to all who want them:
(Audio: UT-RGV Medical School Dean Dr. John Krause)
Next in line to receive the coronavirus vaccines will be first responders including medical and law enforcement personnel possibly starting in February, followed by people at high risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19, including the elderly and disabled. Dr. Krause says it’s hoped the vaccines will be available to the general public in early spring.