Wristbands issued for Harlingen vaccination clinic at Convention Center

The City of Harlingen and Cameron County will hold a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, Feb. 12, at the Harlingen Convention Center, but participants must first get a wristband.

The first dose clinic is specifically for those 65 and older and will run from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The wristbands are being distributed today at the at the Harlingen Convention Center, located at 701 Harlingen Heights Drive, and the City’s Emergency Operations Center, located at 24200 North FM 509.

The distribution began at 8 a.m. and will be given until supplies run out. Residents will be required to show an ID verifying their age. The wristbands are not transferrable and your age will be verified before receiving the vaccine.

The city will administer 1,000 does of Moderna vaccine during two sessions. The first runs from 6 to 11 a.m. and the second session runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you get a wristband you are guaranteed a vaccine, so officials say there is no need to line up the day before. Because of the weather, no overnight parking will be permitted.

Access to the Harlingen Convention Center will be through Brazil Road off of Spur 54. Brazil Road will be closed to through traffic until 5 a.m.

For more information call (956) 216-5001.