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First shipment of COVID-19 vaccine has arrived at Medical Center Hospital

The first section consists of 2,100 of the requested 2,500 doses. The other 400 should arrive later in the week, the hospital says.

ODESSA, Texas — UPDATE: MCH Director of Public Relations Trevor Tankersley says the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived on Dec. 21.

The first shipment consisted of 2,100 of the 2,500 requested by the hospital. The other 400 is expected to be arrive within the next few days.

The vaccine will be administered to hospital staff later in the day.

“This is a very big day for Medical Center Health System and the Permian Basin,” said Christin Timmons, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Patient Experience Officer, Medical Center Health System. “While there is still much work to be done, this vaccine offers us hope and we can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” 

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Medical Center Hospital has confirmed it will be receiving a shipment of 2,500 doses of the vaccine.

The hospital officials say they requested 2,500 doses but were not sure they would receive the entire amount until Thursday evening.

As of Friday morning, hospital staff is unsure exactly when they will receive the first shipment, but say it could be as early as Monday.

The first shipment should cover the entirety of hospital staff said MCH Director of Public Relations Trevor Tankersley.

Midland Memorial Hospital received its first shipment of 1950 doses on Thursday and immediately began vaccinating health care workers in the hospital.

Odessa Regional Medical Center has not released any information on when it will receive its first shipment of the vaccine.