The COVID-19 Vaccination Center set up by Ternium and the Nova Clinic to help the federal, state, and municipal authorities, has just started operations on April 5th.
Located at the gym of the Nova Recreational Club, this center administers the AstraZeneca vaccine and is one of the six spots that the municipality of San Nicolas made available for citizens aged 60 or older. It is expected to assist around 13,000 people from Monday 5th to April 10th.
Around 13,000 people aged 60 or older are expected to be vaccinated in San Nicolas de los Garza.
The facility is operated by the Correcaminos Brigade, which is composed by members of the Ministry of Welfare, the Ministry of Health, Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Defense, and the Ministry of the Navy, along with the municipal authorities of San Nicolas de los Garza. Additionally, the Nova Clinic supports the Brigade with health professionals during the vaccination process.
Health professionals from the Nova Clinic support the vaccination process.
At 6:30 a.m., senior citizens started arriving to the Nova facilities, where the service providers were organized to accelerate and have control of the process. At 8:00 a.m., the first vaccines were administered.
"I'm very happy to have received the first vaccine against COVID-19", said Margarita Reyes, citizen of the municipality of San Nicolas de los Garza and retiree from the Nova Clinic, "the service provided to the community by Ternium and Nova has always been valuable, this vaccination process has been very well organized."
Margarita Reyes, citizen of San Nicolas de los Garza and retiree from the Nova Clinic.
"Thanks to Ternium and the Nova Clinic for supporting the community when is most needed", added Rodolfo González González, who was also vaccinated at the center set up by Ternium and the Nova Clinic.
The Gym of the Nova Club was divided into four areas: registration, waiting area, vaccination, and observation.
First, people pass through a filter where they show their file number obtained from the My Vaccine portal. In case of not having a file number, people can do the process in the facility.
Then, people go to the waiting area with a capacity of 100 people. When indicated by the process coordinators, people are taken to the vaccination area, which is divided into 10 modules. In each one of them, 5 people receive the vaccine simultaneously.
When vaccinated, senior citizens are taken to an observation area with a capacity of 150 people, where they stay for about 15 to 30 minutes. A first aid area was set up for people in need of immediate attention. Outside of the gym, sunshades were installed alongside 150 chairs, serving as a waiting area.
Additionally, the Nova Party Hall was transformed into a preferential area for senior citizens with mobility difficulties and/or in a wheelchair. In that area, they receive the vaccine without having to wait.
The Secretary of Health of Nuevo Leon, Manuel de la O, visited the Center.
On the morning of March 5th, the Secretary of Health of Nuevo Leon visited the COVID-19 Center. He was surprised and grateful for the work coordination between Ternium-Nova Clinic and the federal, state and municipal authorities.
This Vaccination Center is a follow-up measure taken by Ternium against COVID-19, and previously, a Community Hospital and an Intensive Care Unit had already been set up to take care of patients infected with the coronavirus.