NO pre-registration required; first come, first serve
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City of McAllen officials, in partnership with Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ellie Torres, in conjunction with the McAllen Independent School District and the Texas National Guard, will be hosting a first dose COVID-19 Moderna vaccine clinic on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Boulevard, starting at 7:00 a.m.
This is first come, first serve clinic and NO pre-registering will be required for any individuals who are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine under State of Texas guidelines.
However, in an effort to keep the vaccine clinic running more efficiently, all individuals are asked to head to the City of McAllen website and download the Hidalgo County registration documents, fill them out and bring them with them at the clinic. Those documents can be found here.
“Combining our vaccine allocation with Precinct 4’s vaccine allocation, to create a mass clinic in partnership with the City of McAllen and M.I.S.D., will make our process and efforts more efficient and more impactful on a grander scale. We are so grateful for this partnership and encourage our residents to come out and get the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Comm. Cantu.
Echoing her colleague’s comments was Comm. Torres, who said: “We are combining efforts and resources to best facilitate the distribution of the vaccine while maximizing the best use of time and effort. We recognize that the inoculation staff has been working hard for close to twenty weeks; therefore, we want to be considerate of the fatigue they may be experiencing,” she concluded.
Please note the following updated entrance directions:
- Entrance is through 29th St. and Col. Plummer Drive (Galveston Ave.) at light
- Follow Col. Plummer Drive to the right to the west side of the McAllen Convention Center
- Parking and entrance for the clinic will be on the west side of the McAllen Convention Center
McAllen officials are advising the following:
- Bring ID and registration documents
Vaccines will be administered by McAllen I.S.D. school nurses and Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department nurses.