UPDATE: Medical Center Hospital CEO Russell Tippin says they are expecting to receive 3,900 doses of the Coronavirus vaccine starting next week.
Additionally, MCH says they expect to receive 3,900 doses weekly. The hospital is partnering with Odessa Fire/Rescue to administer those doses to the public.
Tippin says they will focus first on those who fit into the 1B phase and will broaden the scope from there.
Exact times, dates and locations for the vaccination events are still being determined.
ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – Medical Center Hospital is expected to address the Coronavirus vaccine today in a virtual press conference.
Earlier this week, MCH said they were administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to first responders. Additionally, MCH and Odessa Regional Medical Center have put in an order for more vaccines and were awaiting a response on those requests.
While it is unclear what MCH will discuss specifically this afternoon, MCH CEO Russell Tippin and ORMC’s Dr. Rohith Saravanan say they have been working on crafting a plan for public vaccination when the time comes.