Elderly Residents Will Be Top Priority
Hidalgo County health officials, in partnership with the City of Mission, Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Office and the Sharyland and Mission school districts will be hosting a COVID-19 community vaccine clinic on Wednesday, with registration starting today at noon.
Eligible residents will be required to pre-register for the Moderna vaccine beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Sharyland High School, located at 1216 N. Shary Road.
To pre-register, eligible residents must drive through the north side entrance of the campus by the tennis courts. As a COVID-19 precaution, face masks will be required when registering and citizens are encouraged to bring their own pen.
During the pre-registration process, eligible residents will be issued a colored wristband displaying a designated time for them to return to the Mission Event Center, 2425 Ruby Red Blvd. on Thursday, Jan. 28 for their vaccinations.
Patrons will only be allowed into the parking area at the vaccination site 30 minutes before their designated time slots on Thursday.
Since there is a limited number of vaccines available at this time, the clinic will provide wristbands on a first come, first serve basis, according to a release from the Sharyland school district.
Vaccine recipients must be in attendance during pre-registration to receive a wristband and those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are urged to not come.
Mission will be prioritizing elderly residents, those born before 1956, for vaccinations. There will be a drive-thru lane at Mission Event Center solely for the disabled, or elderly residents that cannot walk or stand for long periods of time.
Based on previous vaccine clinics held in Hidalgo County, Mission health officials are advising the following:
· Bring a photo ID with DOB
· People are encouraged to bring water and snacks
· There could be periods of waiting and sitting in your vehicle
· Children 18 & under should not be in the clinic
· Those seeking vaccines with mobility concerns may bring one person to help
· Short sleeve encouraged