Over 1,800 shots were given on the first day of the drive-thru vaccination site.

According to NewsWest 9, it is another way to help get a handle on this pandemic and get us closer to some sense of normal.

“Keeping people in their cars proved to be a good strategy and it really moved the folks through our lines today,” Russell Tippin, Medical Center Hospital CEO said on Sunday.

The team at MCH are trying to get as many people moving through the lines at Ratliff Stadium as possible and getting almost 1,800 shots in arms in a little over six hours the first day was a good start.

“We’ll be out here the next few weeks putting needles in arms as fast as we can," said Tippin.

The public seemed to have a good experience with the drive-thru vaccines as well.

“Everybody I’ve spoken to has said, man, I didn’t even feel it," Tippin said. "We are just so grateful for a community to be patient because we have never done this before so we really didn’t know what to expect."

With day one being a success, many more days are planned.

“Day one was a success, we have many days to go," Tippin said. "Please take care of yourself, wear your mask and let’s take care of each other so we can knock this out in West Texas."

The drive-thru vaccination site at Ratliff Stadium is open Sunday through Friday from 9am till 3pm.

You do not have to have an appointment but they do want you to pre-register by filling out their MCHS Vaccine Intake Form online.

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