Memorial administering Pfizer first dose vaccines in Diamondhead
Today at the Diamondhead Activity Center, Memorial prepared first dose COVID-19 vaccines to those 16 years old and older.
The Pfizer vaccine is the only brand of COVID vaccine available to teenagers over 16. For teens to be vaccinated, they must be accompanied by an adult, similar to any other medical encounter.
At the Diamondhead Activity Center, 400 COVID-19 appointments were scheduled and Memorial prepared 200 vaccines for any walk-ins. Memorial Population Health Nurse Lynn Bourdin said, “We plan to put out about 400 that were scheduled and then we have capability for about 200 walk in. We had a couple of good rushes but it doesn’t seem like anybody is having to wait too long. We are watching them for 15 minutes afterward just to make sure that they’re safe but overall, the flow has been smooth here, it’s a good location and a good set up.”
Tomorrow, Memorial will return to Diamondhead Activity Center to give second dose vaccines to those they vaccinated three weeks ago.