Update on UT Health RGV COVID-19 vaccine efforts

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    By UTRGV News & Internal Communications

    RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Based on guidance recently obtained from State of Texas officials, UT Health RGV will no longer have to verify the residency of eligible patients who have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from UT Health RGV. 

    UT Health RGV already has administered more than 20,000 doses of the vaccine since December, and the new guidelines will make it easier for UT Health RGV to vaccinate more members of the Valley community. 

    Anyone who already has registered with UT Health RGV to receive the vaccine but has been turned away because of their current residency should email covidvaccine@utrgv.edu to be rescheduled for the shots. 

    NOTE: UT Health RGV’s vaccination registration remains temporarily closed to new registrants, until it can serve the more than 55,000 individuals who initially registered.  

    UT Health RGV will reopen registration once the current registrants have been served and once the supply of vaccines provided by the State of Texas meets the current demand. 

    For more information, visit the UT Health RGV vaccination webpage.