City teams up with school districts to administer vaccines

Nurses from both school districts will be on hand assisting with the drives
Published: Feb. 1, 2021 at 7:23 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2021 at 7:46 PM CST
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - The race is on to vaccinate enough Americans before highly infectious COVID variants get a foothold.

It has now been more than a year since the coronavirus first arrived in the U.S.

As the nation enters February, health officials are again stressing the importance of mask-wearing and keeping appropriate distance from others.

Last month ended as the U.S.’s deadliest month so far with more than 95,000 deaths

In response, the City of Laredo will be working with UISD and LISD to offer 25 COVID-19 vaccine points of dispensing across the city and Webb County.

Officials will set up at various, elementary, middle school and high schools to administer 5,000 first time dose inoculations in one day and nurses from both school districts will be assisting with the drives.

The city would like to remind the public that it will continue to focus and prioritize those who fall under phase 1A and phase 1B category for the vaccine administration.

Residents who scheduled their appointment on the city’s portal should have received a time and place to get their vaccine on Monday.

Twenty-five pods will be available with fifteen of those locations being UISD schools.

For more information you can call (956) 795-4920.

More transmissible forms of the virus could threaten to undo much of the progress we’ve made so far. It’s not yet clear if those vaccinated could still get sick or even die from the variants that continue to be uncovered.

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