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Hidalgo County Precinct 2, PSJA ISD and City of San Juan to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic tomorrow, Friday, February 26

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Hidalgo County Precinct 2, PSJA ISD and City of San Juan to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic tomorrow

PHARR – Hidalgo County Precinct 2, in conjunction with Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) ISD and the City of San Juan will be hosting a COVID-19 community vaccine clinic at PSJA Early College HS in San Juan (805 W. Ridge Rd.) on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.  

The location will have a limited number of doses available of the Moderna vaccine to distribute to the public who qualify. All interested, must pre-register online at www.psjaisd.us/vaccine.

A press conference will be held at 10:00 am at the school's Lecture Hall.

"We thank Hidalgo County and Precinct 2 Commissioner Eddie Cantu for partnering with PSJA ISD and the City of San Juan to provide this additional vaccine clinic for our community," said PSJA ISD Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. "We appreciate their confidence in assisting them to distribute this much needed vaccine."

According to Commissioner Eddie Cantu, the goal of this clinic is to get more community members vaccinated, especially those over 65 years of age.  

"We continue to tend to the most vulnerable members of our community, specifically the individuals 65 and older," he said. "We believe that vaccinating the most vulnerable should significantly reduce the number of deaths and hospitalizations we are still experiencing while at the same time improve the overall health and economy of our region. I'm grateful to our incredible partners including PSJA and the City of San Juan for making this clinic possible."

PSJA School Board President Jorge Zambrano shares this sentiment as it is important to continue to work together during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

"As we continue to live and work through this pandemic, collaborations like this one will help us maximize our efforts and vaccinate more people in our community," said Zambrano. "We hope to continue working together to provide more vaccine clinics in our tri-city area throughout the upcoming months."

According to City of San Juan Mayor Mario Garza, coming together as a community will help decrease the number of cases in our region.

"Let's all do our part to protect our community against COVID-19," he said. "Many thanks to our City of San Juan leaders and our partners, Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eddie Cantu and PSJA ISD!"

The current qualifications include: 

  • Health Care Professionals 
  • Anyone 65 years of age and older 
  • Anyone 18 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to: 
    • Cancer 
    • Chronic kidney disease 
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) 
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies 
    • Solid organ transplantation 
    • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher) 
    • Pregnancy 
    • Sickle cell disease 
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus 

      Anyone 18 and over, not including 65 years and over or healthcare workers, wanting to receive the vaccine will need to show up with medications, prescriptions, or doctor’s note for proof of conditions outlined above.
Other important items to consider:
  • Bring ID and proof of medical condition (current medication, a prescription from their doctor) 
  • Bring clearance letter from their physician 
  • People are encouraged to bring water and snacks 
  • There will be extended periods of waiting and sitting 
  • Children 18 and under should not be in the clinic 
  • Those seeking vaccines with mobility concerns may bring one person to help them 
  • If pregnant or lactating, have cancer or undergoing any immunosuppressive treatment or medication you must bring a doctor’s notice allowing you to receive the vaccine 
  • Notices of US Doctors only  
  • Short sleeve encouraged