Currently, thousands of people across Houston are vaccinated against COVID-19 every day. Kimberly Mannino told ABC13 that she was happy to get it.
Mannino recalled: “I feel like I won the lottery.”
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Mannino was a member of the second qualified team. He said it took three months to get the first dose. Last month, she received the first injection at Delmar Stadium, where she received a card indicating the date of the second injection. But when she contacted the Houston Department of Health, she learned that there was no appointment.
Mannino recalled: “I think it was a slap in the face, because I followed every rule.”
Frustrated, Mannino entered social media and sent a tweet to Mayor Sylvester Turner to help resolve the situation. The next thing she knew, she received a call and made an appointment for the second dose this week.
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Mannino said: “If it is exactly the same vaccine, I don’t think I know all these bureaucracies.”
The health department said that the date of the second dose may not be at the time of the injection. Instead of 21 days or 28 days later, it may be 42 days. The CDC stated that as long as you receive the second dose within 42 days, the vaccine will still be effective.
The City of Houston says it will arrive within 48 hours before your scheduled second dose. A spokesperson said that even if all Texas adults are eligible to participate, there are enough lenses for those who need it-it may not be as fast as you want.
If you do not receive a text message, email or miss your second appointment, you can call 832-393-5190 or send an email to HHDCOVID19.CRT@houstontx.gov.
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