The City of Brownsville has partnered with numerous others to host a city-led COVID-19 vaccination clinic that will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at Texas Southmost College’s ITEC Center, located at 301 Mexico Blvd.
The clinic is for individuals 65 years and older and pre-registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday at btxcares.com, the city announced in a press release.
Individuals who do not have internet access may call the city’s COVID-19 helpline at (956) 394-0012 for questions or assistance. The helpline will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once registration capacity has been met, officials will deactivate online registration.
Officials said 1,000 Moderna first-dose vaccines will be made available by the Cameron County Public Health.
Partnering with the city is the state of Texas, Cameron County, the Brownsville Independent School District and Texas Southmost College.
No walk-ins will be allowed at the vaccination clinic. Vehicles may line up as early as 7:00 a.m. No overnight parking is permitted.
Individuals receiving a vaccine must have pre-registered and must have received a confirmation notice prior to the event. They must present a valid photo ID, wear a face mask and always remain in their vehicles, officials said. The vaccination clinic will be a drive-thru format featuring 30 lanes for vehicles and 15 vaccination stations.
Officials said the public is strongly encouraged to download and complete the consent and IMMTrac forms ahead of time to expedite this process. This event will be held rain or shine.
The City of Brownsville was notified on Feb.1 by the Department of State Health Services as an approved provider of the COVID-19 vaccine, making them the first and only city in Cameron County to receive this designation thus far, officials said. As an approved COVID-19 vaccine provider, the city will have more direct access to vaccines and vaccination clinics.
This vaccination clinic will be the second for the city since their designation as an approved COVID-19 vaccine provider.
For more information and updates on future vaccination clinics, COVID-19 testing sites or updates go to www.btxcares.com.