MCHD Inoculates Medical Care Professionals with COVID-19 Vaccine

9 months after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Maverick County, health officials inoculated the very first person with the vaccine.

Recently, the Federal Government approved the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, and distribution began immediately. Maverick County Public and Health officials were notified that there were going to receive 500 vaccines.
On Wednesday, December 23rd the vaccines arrived and later in the evening, Maverick County Hospital District inoculated 60 MCHD medical care professionals who are in the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCHD’s Dr. Lon Walder was the first to receive the vaccine. Maverick County Judge David Saucedo and City of Eagle Pass Mayor Luis Sifuentes were present to witness the first vaccine inoculations and were filled with emotion after being at the head of one of our community’s most difficult times in recent history.

MCHD Board President Aaron Valdez and CEO Alma Martinez spoke of the importance of having the first doses of the Vaccine in our community.

“We have received dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine, and I assure you that we are working diligently, under the guidelines of the Department of State Health Services, to ensure that we get it out to those who need it most,” commented Mr. Valdez. “As Chairman of the Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees, I am collaborating with all local entities and elected officials to ensure that we protect our community in the fight against this disease. You have my commitment that we will continue to fight at the state and federal level to ensure that our community is not ignored or left behind when it comes to future distributions. We will be in constant communication with our patients and the community as more details become available.”

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