The Medical Center of Southeast Texas began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to first responders in Southeast Texas this week. Vaccinations began Jan. 7 and will be administered in a phased approach for all first responders according to criteria outlined by the CDC and ACIP.
The Medical Center has been contacting and scheduling vaccines with many agencies and will continue to work closely with all first responder agencies to ensure those who want a vaccine receive one. If any first responder has questions about receiving a vaccine, they are encouraged to ask their supervisor for more details.
Once an individual is vaccinated, all participants will receive the “Vsafe” handout from the CDC to help monitor symptoms. The Medical Center Vaccination clinic will monitor individuals for 15 minutes post injection for any initial reactions. All participants are scheduled for their second injection at the time of the first injection. The second injection is administered 17-23 days after the first injection, and participants will return to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas for the second injection of the vaccine.
The Medical Center is “here to help,” and will facilitate this next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations as instructed by the CDC, FDA and other government agencies.