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DHR Health hosting mass COVID-19 vaccination drive; cases cross 55K mark

DHR Health will provide vaccinations for eligible residents of the Rio Grande Valley this Tuesday at the Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg.

The announcement of the 6,500 doses of the Moderna Vaccine that will be administered came on the same day as the county reported the amount of reported COVID-19 cases in the county crossed another grim milestone.

On Monday, county health officials reported 538 new known cases of the contagious disease, 340 of which were confirmed COVID-19 cases. According to a news release, this brings the total amount of known reported COVID-19 cases in the county to 55,138.

Six COVID-19 related deaths were also reported in the county Monday, bringing the total amount of residents who’ve succumbed from the virus to 2,253.

393 COVID-19 afflicted county residents remain in area hospitals with 115 of them being placed in intensive care units.

The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to the following residents:

o Frontline Healthcare Workers

o Residents of Long-term care facilities

o People aged 65 and older

o People 18 years and older with at least one chronic medical condition, including

§ Cancer

§ Chronic Kidney Disease


§ Heart Conditions

§ Organ Transplantation

§ Obesity

§ Type 2 Diabetes

§ Pregnancy

Mandatory check-in to receive the vaccine is set for Monday at 7 p.m. at the HEB Park at 1616 S. Raul Longoria Rd. in Edinburg. Overnight parking will be allowed according to a news release from DHR Health.

Traffic will then be moved to the Bert Ogden Arena on Tuesday morning and armbands will be given to the first 6,500 eligible recipients in line with a consent form that must be filled out prior to arrival and can be found here.


Any questions from residents can be directed to the DHR Covid Hotline at (956) 362-8800


  1. Darcy Leal on January 11, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Type 1 insulin dependent diabetics are being excluded from the list or chronic diseases ! Only type 2 diabetics and obese people are considered chronic disease Why ? Thats extremely discriminatory !!! i am type 1 diabetic..explain !!

  2. Maria Martinez on January 11, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Where is the form to register for the vaccine?

    • Jose De Leon III on January 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      There’s a hyperlink in the story where it says “here”

    • MARIA CAMPOS on January 11, 2021 at 7:34 pm


      • Will Harrison on January 11, 2021 at 9:23 pm

        Its the form F11-13366 TEXAS IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY (ImmTrac2)

  3. James D Fanning on January 19, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Might I get your registration form?

  4. Barbara Moffatt on January 26, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    When can I sign up for a shot?

  5. GARY k CURTIS on January 28, 2021 at 7:08 am

    I would like to get an appointment for the next scheduled vaccine. Please let me know when yo think the next shipment will arrive.
    Thank you

    Gary Curtis

  6. Yolanda Lara on January 29, 2021 at 9:42 am

    I am a diabetic who is at high risk of contracting covid19, my daughter works as a phlebotomist at DHR. I have to more kids ages 21, 26 that live with me who also have chronic asthma and need to be vaccinated please help. I heard immediate family members of DHR workers are eligible for the vaccine. please

  7. Yolanda Lara on January 29, 2021 at 9:45 am

    If there is a website I have to visit please send link I am a family member of an employee of DHR

  8. how do we pre register to receive a covid 19 vaccine . on February 1, 2021 at 11:51 am

    The ability to register keeps getting closed…can you please leave it available so we can register. This way when you have more vaccines you can continue calling the next person on the list…and so on.

    Thank you
    Amadeo Garza

  9. Pedro Lobato and Jose A. Cerda on February 5, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    We are due for our 2nd dose of Moderba Vaccine on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Will we get either a call or email as to where, time to report ?

  10. Nellie Zubia on February 8, 2021 at 10:20 am

    I would like to pre register my parents for the Covid Vaccine. My dad is diabetic and both of my parents are almost 70 years old. They have been trying to find a place but have been unable. If you could please email me or call them when they are available to get the vaccine. Their number is 956-969-3236

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