Clinic receives COVID-19 vaccines for health care workers

By Gaige Davila 

COVID-19 vaccinations have arrived in Port Isabel, reserved for health care workers, according to Port Isabel Health Clinic.

The vaccine, from biotechnology company Moderna, is one of two COVID-19 vaccines available. Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine requires freezing and or refrigeration before use. 

Moderna’s vaccine is injected into the upper arm muscle. The vaccine instructs our cells to create the “spike proteins” found in the COVID-19 virus. The cells display the spike proteins on their surface, prompting the immune system to build an immune response and make antibodies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Port Isabel Police Department (PIPD) officers have received the COVID-19 vaccine since their arrival at Port Isabel Health Clinic, according to PIPD’s Facebook page.. 

Health care workers interested in taking the vaccine can call Port Isabel Health Clinic, located at 202 Second St. in Port Isabel, at (956) 943-1774 to set an appointment. 

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    • Susan Sonnenberg on January 1, 2021 at 5:12 pm
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    Can Winter snowbirds receive a vaccine in Port Isabel?

    • Clifford Fleming on January 2, 2021 at 9:54 pm
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    What about the general public I am high-risk 60 years old have asthma and I am obese I live in Port Isabel Texas or Laguna Heights when can I get the vaccine at the local Clinic there is no information for local vaccine of covid-19 listed for the general public only for healthcare workers what’s the timeline and how do I get registered to get the covid-19 vaccination thank you.

    • gregory carlson on January 3, 2021 at 6:49 am
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    will it be available for 65 yr and older? staying in isla blanca for 3 months. thanks.

    • Ernest St Germaine on January 4, 2021 at 2:40 pm
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    My name is Ernest St Germaine, I live in Laguna Vista, am 78 years old, have manageable diabetes and high blood pressure, all criteria for Group 1-B . Based on these qualifications, I would like to schedule a Covid-19 vaccination at your earliest availability. Please advise.

    Thank You
    Ernie St Germaine

    • Theresa Hogg on January 5, 2021 at 10:08 pm
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    Im 73 with health issues,when can I get vaccinations?

    • Linda Scales on January 5, 2021 at 10:24 pm
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    I am 69 with underlying conditions. Please notify me when and where I can sign up for an appointment for the COVID VACCINE shot.

    • Charlotte Walters on January 8, 2021 at 6:56 pm
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    I am over 65yrs old, live locally, where can I register for vaccine?

    • Theresa Hogg on January 12, 2021 at 10:53 am
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    Am I eligible to receive the Covid19 vacation ,being 73 with health issues?I am a winter Texan,not a full time resident of Texas?

    • Robert M Lease on January 15, 2021 at 8:42 am
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    When will you start vaccines for senior citizens over the age of 65?

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