Driscroll Children's Hospital and DMC Teaming Up for Vaccination Site on April 2
Article Provided by Driscoll Children's Hospital
CORPUS CHRISTI – Registration opens this afternoon, March 30, at 1 p.m. for anyone over the age of 16 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during a collaborative vaccination site between Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Del Mar College.
The vaccine partnership will be held Friday, April 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Individuals under the age of 18 must have consent from their parents or legal guardian in order to be vaccinated.
The vaccination clinic, featuring first shots of the Pfizer vaccine, will take place on Del Mar College’s West Campus, located at 4101 Old Brownsville Road, in Public Safety Building 1 of the Public Safety Education Complex.
Registered participants should use the entryway off Old Brownsville Road between the Emergency Training Building (FEMA Dome) and the Nutrition Education and Service Center. A campus map is available at https://map.delmar.edu/#ctdl-GMAP_2017112125949. Parking, including handicap accessible spaces, is available at the vaccination site.
Faculty and students from Del Mar College departments –– including Registered Nursing students from the Nurse Education Department and DMC Fire Academy cadets and Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic students with the Public Service Department –– will participate during the vaccination clinic.
“The collaborative effort between Del Mar College and Driscoll Children's Hospital to offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic provides our Nursing students an additional opportunity to practice the critical skills they will soon use on a daily basis in our community’s healthcare facilities,” said Jennifer Sramek, Dean of the Business, Entrepreneurship and Health Sciences Division. “Nurse Education faculty and student commitment to this project demonstrates their dedication to the ideals of their chosen profession as well as to the community they serve.”
Del Mar students will benefit from such on-the-job training.
“The vaccination clinic is real-world experience that can’t be simulated or achieved virtually,” said Davis Merrell, Dean of the College’s Industry and Public Service Division. “This clinic couldn’t be a more critical experience for students, who will soon face this situation on a daily basis when they enter the workforce. The collaboration exemplifies how something so devastating and negative for so many people can become a positive personal and professional experience for our students.”
Things to Know
- Please make an appointment at the website, www.driscollchildrens.org/covid19vaccine.
- Appointments also can be made by calling 1-844-977-1477 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call the same number if you need to cancel an appointment.
- The quickest way to sign up is online. You may experience hold times using the Call Center.
- You will be automatically signed up for the second dose on the day you receive your first. The second dose will be administered Friday, April 23. Please be sure you are available for both dates before you make an appointment.
- There is no charge for getting the vaccine and there is no early preregistration for the vaccine. A person must have a scheduled appointment to get the vaccine. Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you are more than 30 minutes late, your appointment will be canceled and you will have to reschedule.
- If you use a mobility device to get around, please bring your own. We will have volunteers assisting.
- Do not come to the vaccination site if you are currently sick with COVID-19 or have been diagnosed within the last 14 days.
- Driscoll Children’s Hospital will post on www.driscollchildrens.org/covid19vaccine when future vaccine appointments become available.
- The days and hours the Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Del Mar College COVID-19 Vaccination Site will be open will be determined based on the day the shipment is received and the number of vaccines received. Once it arrives, we will update the website and open registration.
About Driscoll Children’s Hospital …
“Devoted to expert care, education, outreach and advocacy.”
Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a 191-bed pediatric tertiary care center with more than 30 medical and surgical specialties offering care throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria, and Laredo. Through the vision and generosity of its founder, Clara Driscoll, Driscoll Children’s Hospital opened in 1953, becoming the first, and remains the only, free-standing children’s hospital in South Texas. In 2020, Driscoll had almost 122,000 patient visits, including almost 28,000 patients seen at South Texas’ first emergency room created exclusively for children.
Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.