ORMC To Administer Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Now that the Ratliff Stadium mass vaccination site has been closed, Odessa Regional Medical Center will now be providing shots to those who need the second dose.
According to NewsWest 9, the only catch is they will only provide second doses to those who had their first dose at Ratliff Stadium before February 25, 2021.
ORMC will be open for second doses from 8am-6:30pm Monday-Friday.
Those who need a second shot should receive an e-mail from the "Vaccine Tracker" with an appointment for the second shot.
If the appointment does not work out for you, you can email your name, date of birth, and the date and location of your first dose to Deborah.Chester@steward.org and put "Second Booster Appointment" in the subject line.
Just make sure you get your second dose within six weeks of your first dose to keep the efficacy of the vaccine according to the CDC.
There is no word as of yet to how Odessa is going to distribute the first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, and the one shot Johnson & Johnson if it is even going to be available in Odessa.
Midland has had the best plan for administering vaccines so far and from my experience, it has been a well organized system that is getting people in and out of the Horseshoe Arena and Golf Course Road Church of Christ locations quickly and efficiently.
The one thing that has seemed to keep it from becoming a confused mess is that they have required appointments which has made the process go a lot smoother, since you have a constant flow of people and not a rush here and there when people are able to make it to a vaccination site.
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