COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19
VACCINE REGISTRATION

Who can get the vaccine at the American Bank Center Site?

  • People 65 years of age and older.

COVID-19 Vaccine Complete FAQs

Call Center: 1-844-977-1477
Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM

Thank you for visiting the City of Corpus Christi and Driscoll Children’s Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Site webpage.

Due to the limited vaccine supply, we do not have any appointments available at the present time.

When the vaccine is available, we will activate a button to make an appointment for people 65 years of age and older.

When the vaccine is available, you will also be able to make an appointment by calling 1-844-977-1477, Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital has been selected by the State of Texas to serve as a COVID-19 Vaccination Site.

Please read the following before signing up for your vaccine appointment. Please note that the answers to these questions are not intended to replace medical advice from your primary care physician. Please speak with your doctor if you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who can currently get a vaccine?
Right now, only members of Phase 1B – 65 years of age or older can receive the vaccination at the American Bank Center Site.

How do I sign up to get vaccinated?

Due to the limited vaccine supply, we do not have any appointments available at the present time.

When the vaccine is available, we will activate a button to make an appointment for people 65 years of age and older.

When the vaccine is available, you will also be able to make an appointment by calling 1-844-977-1477, Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM.

Can I pre-register to get vaccinated?
Currently we are not pre-registering people for the vaccine. Please continue to check our website for more information and updates for appointment availability.

How much does it cost?
We do not charge. It is FREE to our community members 65 years of age and up.

Where is Driscoll giving out COVID-19 Vaccines?
The site is American Bank Center – 1901 North Shoreline, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. People are asked to approach the vaccination area from Shoreline. At the corner of Fitzgerald, they will go to the first check station, where police will confirm they have an appointment and direct them to the appropriate parking area.

What days and hours are you open?
The days and hours of operation will be determined based on the day we receive the vaccine shipment and the number of vaccines we receive in the shipment. You will receive an appointment time during the registration process. Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

When do you receive vaccines?
We do not know when the COVID-19 vaccines will arrive until the day of arrival. Once the vaccine has arrived, we will update the website and open registrations.

Where do I park at the American Bank Center?
There will be general parking available in Lots 2, 3, 5 and 10. There will also be Handicap/Special Needs parking available in Lot 4 and curb-side along the bayside entrance. For your convenience, there is also a curb-side drop off location and limited shuttle service that will provide transportation to and from all parking lots.

For mobility impaired persons, there are two choices:
1) You can be dropped off at the entrance and then your driver can pick you up.
2) There is limited handicapped curbside parking on the bayside entrance and in Lot 4.
3) There will be limited shuttle service that will provide transportation to and from all parking lots.

If they use a mobility device, please have them bring their own. We will have volunteers assisting.

What entrance do I use at the American Bank Center?
Use the Main Entrance on the bay side of the Convention Center or the west side convention center entrance, whichever is more convenient. People are asked to approach the vaccination area from Shoreline. At the corner of Fitzgerald, they will go to the first check station, where police will confirm they have an appointment and direct them to the appropriate parking area.

Is there a charge for parking?
There is no charge for parking.

Myself or my loved one would not be able to make it up the stairs at the American Bank Center. How do I/they access the building?
For mobility impaired persons, there are two choices:
1) You can be dropped off at the entrance and then your driver can pick you up.
2) There is limited handicapped curbside parking on the bayside entrance and in Lot 4.
3) There will be limited shuttle service that will provide transportation to and from all parking lots.

If they use a mobility device, please have them bring their own. We will have volunteers assisting.

Myself or my loved one will have difficulty making it from the car into the building. Will you administer the vaccine in the car?
We will not administer the vaccine in your car.

For mobility impaired persons, there are two choices:
1) You can be dropped off at the entrance and then your driver can pick you up.
2) There is limited handicapped curbside parking on the bayside entrance and in Lot 4.
3) There will be limited shuttle service that will provide transportation to and from all parking lots.

If they use a mobility device, please have them bring their own. We will have volunteers assisting.

Which vaccine will I receive?
Right now there are only two types, Pfizer and Moderna. We do not know which one we will get until it has been received. The safety and efficacy is essentially the same for both.

How do I sign up for the second (2) dose?
We will automatically sign you up for the second dose on the day you receive your first dose. The date of your second dose will depend on which vaccine you received.

What if I need to cancel my appointment or I entered my information incorrectly?
Contact the Call Center at 1-844-977-1477 or email vaccine@dchstx.org.

Should I consent to have Texas Immtrac keep the record of my vaccination for COVID-19?
Yes, the Immtrac record can be accessed in the future to prove you are vaccinated. This may prove to be helpful in determining employability for certain healthcare positions just as proof of immunity to common childhood diseases is currently required to work in the children’s hospital or it may be required in the future for travel.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

Hospitals, physician offices and health departments are all working diligently to vaccinate our communities as quickly as possible. We encourage everyone to:

Be patient. The vaccine is available in limited quantities and we must vaccinate healthcare workers, first responders and our most vulnerable populations first. Due to the limited availability of the vaccine, it will more than likely take several months to vaccinate all those individuals eligible.

Check back to this web page often. Driscoll Children’s Hospital will indicate on this page when the vaccine becomes available and appointments will be on a first-to-schedule, first-to-serve basis.

For more information about the two authorized vaccines, please review the Moderna Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and the Pfizer Emergency Use Authorization (EAU).

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