Medical Center Health System will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this Sunday at 9am, at Ratliff Stadium.

Events were scheduled for earlier in the week but had to be postponed due to the delay in arrival of the vaccine. In a press conference on yesterday MCH President and CEO announced that the weekly shipment of 3,900 vaccines had arrived and they would begin distribution.

The mass vaccination will be held at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa at 9am and run until 3pm, and will continue the same hours Monday through Friday. No need to show up today or tomorrow. Vaccines will absolutely not begin until Sunday.

If you would like to make the process a little faster you can pre-register HERE! Pre-registering will not give an appointment but will speed up the process when you arrive. People seeking to get the vaccine are asked to wear a short sleeved shirt or something with easy access to the upper arm.

Anyone  seeking a vaccine should bring a valid driver’s license or other photo identification so that workers can quickly determine if someone has already pre-registered.

Russell Tippin, president and CEO of Medical Center said in a statement:

“We’re not going to turn anyone away,” Tippin said. “But we’re asking those who are healthy to wait a few days and allow frontline workers and those most at-risk, like the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions to go first."

Medical Center Hospital is expecting to receive 3,900 does of the vaccines weekly until everyone who wants to be is vaccinated.

MCH reminds people to be patient, as this is something they have never had to deal with before.

Remember vaccinating will begin Sunday morning. Please do not try to go on Friday or Saturday. If you see activity at Ratliff Stadium, they are participating in a test run.

MarianVejcik