MISSION, Texas — Following the successful pilot at Rio Fresh last month, multiple vaccination clinics benefitting the agriculture industry have been hosted and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is seeing the numbers of vaccinated individuals in our industry continue to rise. The next vaccination clinic will be on May 11th at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center in Uvalde, TX from 8am to 6pm.
In conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS), TIPA has been able to setup vaccination clinics for agriculture workers. “Ag workers are important. They have had no days off since COVID 19 started and are responsible for feeding people. We want to make sure our ag workers are taken care of and protected,” said Hector Garza, Director of Industry Relations at TIPA.
The vaccine that will be administered is the first dose of the Moderna. No need to preregister, and the vaccine is free for everyone. A date will be provided onsite to schedule the second dose for those who receive the first dose. For inquiries, contact Hector@texipa.org or call 956-581-8632.
About the Texas International Produce Association
Founded in 1942, the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) promotes, advocates, educates and represents the nearly $8 billion in fresh produce that is either grown in the state or calls Texas the first point of US-arrival for North American distribution.
–Texas International Produce Association
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