Austin Public Health to pilot drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine site

Austin Public Health announces that it will be piloting its first drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site this weekend.

The pilot is set to take place at the Toney Burger Center, and APH says that 1,500 people will be vaccinated during the pilot and the site has the capacity to expand and serve up to 3,000 people a day.

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APH says they tried to get vaccinations at the Travis County Expo Center earlier in November.

“So far, all vaccination points have been accessible, as drive-through points are much more labor-intensive and almost three times as many employees and volunteers are required for operation,” said APH in a press release. “As APH continues to receive the same amount of vaccines, the site coordinators are redistributing vaccines from other sites.”

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According to the APH, up to 37,000 people can be vaccinated weekly at all vaccination centers. Since January, APH has received an average of 12,000 first doses of Moderna per week, followed by the second doses four weeks later.

For more information on COVID-19 in Austin-Travis County, please visit here.

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