AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) —The Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center, which is part of the Amarillo VA Health Care System, will hold its first-ever COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday.
This COVID-19 vaccination clinic will offer 200 appointments available to Veterans over age 65. In addition to administering the first vaccination on MLK Day, the AVAHCS will schedule Veterans for their second vaccination on Presidents Day.
The AVAHCS began vaccinating its Community Living Center (long-term care facility) Veterans and employees on December 23, 2020.
The Moderna vaccine was 94 percent effective in clinical trials in preventing COVID-19 disease. The vaccine is administered in two doses, 28 days apart. The side effects appear similar to those of other vaccines and are…