ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – The City of Odessa is preparing for the 1b vaccination rollout and says they are working with local hospitals to administer those to the public.
MCH said Tuesday they have placed an order for more Coronavirus vaccine doses after administering 2,500 and depleting their initial supply. The first wave was given to first-responders, health care workers, and others on the frontlines fighting the virus.
During the 1b phase, more will be eligible to receive the vaccine, although limitations will apply. 1b will allow those who are considered at-risk to receive the vaccine. Those considered at-risk include:
- People 65 and older
- People 16 and older with at least one chronic medical condition such as
- Chronic kidney disease
- Heart conditions
- Solid organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes
Those eligible and interested in obtaining the vaccine are asked to consult their primary care physician first before arriving at the hospitals.
Both hospitals are currently working with the City of Odessa on vaccine distribution and more information is expected when additional doses arrive.
However, according to the City of Odessa, the vaccine is available at the ORMC Community Health Center, 520 E. 6th Street. No appointment is needed.
Below is the full press conference with ORMC and MCH Tuesday regarding the vaccine and additional Coronavirus information.