UISD to hold vaccine drive next week

The vaccine drive will be on Thursday, May 6th.
Published: Apr. 30, 2021 at 12:48 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - The COVID vaccine has become more accessible in the gateway city as there are a number of new efforts being launching to get shots into the arms of every Laredoan.

Prior to a vaccine clinic that UISD had on Friday, it was their clinic with the lowest registration turnout yet, and that’s why they continue inviting community members to get vaccinated before it becomes a race against time.

United Independent School District is trying to vaccinate students in the district who are 16 years and older, but they also invite other community members to an upcoming Moderna vaccine drive for those needing their second dose.

Irene Rosales, the health services director for UISD was worried about administering vaccines on Friday due to a low turnout for registration.

She says with more sporting events happening around town now, that’s where an increase in COVID infections are coming from.

That’s why she encourages community members to be a part of these vaccine clinics.

The vaccine drive will be on Thursday, May 6th.

Three hundred second dose Moderna shots will be administered at 4 schools around town: the United 9th grade campus, Alexander High School, United South High School, and LBJ 9th grade campus.

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