It didn’t take long to give out the 800 doses of coronavirus vaccine made available for what was the first community vaccination clinic in Hidalgo County. Those eligible to receive the vaccine began lining up at the Livestock Show grounds in Mercedes Monday afternoon, and about two hours before the clinic opened Tuesday morning 800 people were in line.
Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Administrator Eddie Olivarez says there are plans for many more large-scale vaccination clinics, but he tells 710 KURV the Valley will need a lot more of the vaccines:
(Audio: Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Administrator Eddie Olivarez)
Olivarez says the county, in partnership with the La Joya school district, is setting up a second community vaccination clinic Thursday. And he says in 28 days, another clinic will be set up at the Livestock Show grounds for those who were vaccinated Tuesday to receive their second shot.