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Second vaccination clinic to be held at Mexico YMCA Feb. 25

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 6:06 pm

(MEXICO) – A makeup date and a new location for the second dose Pfizer vaccine in Audrain County has been identified. Governor Mike Parson and the Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) canceled the event scheduled for Friday, February 19th at the Mexico Memorial Airport due to inclement weather.

The new date will be this Thursday, February 25th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. indoors at the Mexico Area Family YMCA, located at 1127 Adams Street in Mexico.

“Our team identified that having a walk-thru clinic instead of a drive-thru one in February would be advantageous to everyone involved,” ACHD Administrator/CEO Craig Brace said. “Through our partnership with the various entities in Mexico and Audrain County, the YMCA was immediately identified as a possible site and, following a walk-through last week with , and talks with Executive Director Lori Brandow, it was decided this would be the best option. We are grateful for the support we have gotten from everyone at the YMCA for helping to make this event a reality.”

Details on the set-up, traffic flow and parking at the Mexico YMCA will be forthcoming in the early part of next week. Brace asks area residents to continue to monitor the ACHD Facebook page and area media outlets for more information as it becomes available.

A slight adjustment has been made as well to how those eligible for the second dose are asked to arrive at the clinic.

“We believe the set-up of having second-dose participants show up by their last names at certain hours of the clinic will transition well to the walk-thru clinic,” Brace said. “We do ask those participants to not show up for their shot until the time the chart indicates by the first letter of their last names. Please, no early or late arrivals.”

If there are multiple people in a vehicle with different last names, Brace says to choose one of the last names and show up at the time prescribed. Here is the chart for the times and first letters of last names residents should follow:

  • 8:00 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with A
  • 8:30 a.m. arrival – Those with the last names beginning with B
  • 9:00 a.m. arrival – Those with the last names beginning with C
  • 9:30 a.m. arrival – Those with the last names beginning with D
  • 10:00 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with E through F
  • 10:30 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with G
  • 11:00 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with H through I
  • 11:30 a.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with J through K
  • 12:00 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with L through M
  • 12:30 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with N through O
  • 1:00 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with P through Q
  • 1:30 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with R through S
  • 2:00 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with T
  • 2:30 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with U through V
  • 3:00 p.m. arrival – Those with last names beginning with W through Z

No pre-registration for those receiving the second dose is required for this event.

Also, this clinic is only for those who received their first dose at the Mexico Memorial Airport on Friday, January 29th, the Audrain County Health Department the evening of Friday, January 29th or at the mini-clinic held at the Presser Arts Center on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Participants will be asked to present their CDC cards they were given at the first event. Those who misplaced or lost their card should communicate this at the entrance to the clinic on Thursday.

Brace says it is the “can do” attitude in the county that made any of this possible.

“I’m very proud and very happy with how 20 plus agencies were able to overcome obstacles in order to get this second dose of the vaccinations to those that need it,” he said.

 

Airport photo of first round of doses at the airport in Mexico; Courtesy of the Audrain County Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.27106161…/4115290375156410/