Whether you’re in need of a COVID-19 test or vaccine, the city of Corpus Christi has got you covered.
Next week, free COVID-19 testing will be offered at the Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial site on Monday Oct. 18 and Thursday Oct. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
You can also get tested at the Amistad Community Health Center on 1533 South Brownlee Boulevard on Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m., or the Amistad Community Health Center on 814 East Main Avenue in Robstown on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Both require an appointment.
If you want to get yourself a little protection and spend less time getting tested, COVID-19 vaccinations are available to those 12 and older. Minors 12-17 can receive their first and second dose of the Pfizer shot with written parental consent. Those 18 and older can receive either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson&Johnson shot.
You can find all the available vaccination clinics HERE.
Booster shots are also available to those over 65, those 18 and older with high risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms, and those whose job exposure to COVID-19 puts them at a higher risk for complications. You can find out if you are eligible here.
Now let’s say you’re infected with the coronavirus right now. Infusion Therapy is available to those who qualify. To receive the monoclonal treatment, you have to be at least 12-years-old, weigh at least 88 pounds, have a doctors referral, be within ten days of onset symptoms, have a pulse oxygen level greater than 93%, and fall into one or more of the following groups:
- Obese or overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater
- Chronic kidney disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic lung disease
- Moderate to severe asthma
- Sickle cell disease
If you think you may fall into one of the above categories, call your doctor to get a referral. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, you can call (800) 742-5990, and the staff will evaluate if you qualify.
The Infusion Clinic is located at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown. It’s open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you don’t have an appointment, walk-ins are welcome at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
All testing, vaccinations, and infusion therapies are free.