Harlingen to hold huge vaccine clinic; wristbands given out Tuesday

The City of Harlingen will administer 3,000 first doses of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday, April 7, at the Harlingen Convention Center from 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The administration of the doses will be done in three sessions on Wednesday–an early morning session from 6 – 9 a.m. and a mid-morning session from 8 – 11 a.m. and a late morning session from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The clinic is for people 18 and older.

A wristband is required and can be obtained Tuesday, April 6, at the Harlingen Convention Center located at 701 Harlingen Heights Drive beginning at 8 a.m. until they run out.

Everyone aged 18 and older with a wristband will be guaranteed a vaccine on Wednesday, so there is no need to line up the day before and overnight parking will not be permitted either.

Access to the Harlingen Convention Center for Tuesday’s wristband distribution and Wednesday’s clinic will be through Brazil Road off of Spur 54.

Brazil Road will be closed to through traffic until 5 a.m. to discourage overnight parking.

For additional information, those interested can call (956) 216-5036 beginning at 8 a.m. or send an email to reporthgn@myharlingen.us.

The city has partnered with Cameron County Public Health, Valley Baptist Hospital, South Texas Emergency Care Foundation, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District,and the Texas State Technical College Nursing Program to administer the 3000 doses. This is the sixth clinic for the City and the largest since partnering with the County to host and administer the vaccines.