MCH: Consider your booster appointment canceled, new plan in place

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ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – Winter weather threw everyone a curveball this week, including healthcare facilities trying to administer the Coronavirus vaccine.

Medical Center Hospital was included in the group as they announced some changes to their booster vaccine plans.

MCH CEO Russell Tippin announced Thursday that if you have an appointment to receive a booster shot, consider it canceled.

The decision was made due to the impact winter weather had on vaccine shipments and their ability to administer doses to the public given the hazardous conditions, MCH said.

Instead, the hospital has put together a new plan.

No more phone calls should be made to MCH’s vaccine hotline. MCH is now asking everyone who had an appointment for the booster shot to join them in March at Ratliff Stadium.

Residents who need the booster will simply show up at the stadium starting March 2 to receive their second dose, Tippin announced.

The CEO also apologized to the community for the issues they’ve had with distributing the vaccine and with the phone lines. However, he also sent a reassuring message that MCH will not falter on its promise to deliver the vaccine to the public.

Here is the new schedule for booster vaccines:

  • March 2 through March 5
  • All booster vaccine clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ratliff Stadium

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March 18 2021 03:00 pm