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CHRISTUS Spohn gives first Coastal Bend COVID-19 vaccines

The first shipment of the vaccine arrived at Spohn Shoreline Tuesday morning.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The first COVID-19 vaccines have arrived, and been administered, in Corpus Christi, marking a historic day in the Coastal Bend.  

Spohn Shoreline administered the first COVID-19 vaccine to a healthcare worker in The Coastal Bend Tuesday, officials said. 

Credit: CHRISTUS Spohn

Healthcare workers are the first of many recipients that are included in the first tier of the state's distribution plans. By the end of the week, more than 220-thousands of Pfizer’s doses should be in 100-plus hospitals across 34 Texas counties.

“This is hopefully the beginning of the end of this pandemic. Having this vaccine is truly a shot in the arm of positivity – to know that we are resilient, we have a future and we are looking forward to the future in 2021,” said Dr. Osbert Blow, President and Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System.  

Spohn Shoreline estimates that 200-300 vaccines were given Tuesday.

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