Operation Lone Star returns to San Juan in Hidalgo County beginning today, July 26. The annual week-long emergency preparedness exercise offers a variety of free medical services.
This year’s event is at PSJA College High School at 805 West Ridge Road in San Juan. Among the services this year are COVID-19 vaccinations and school-required immunizations for children. There is also screenings for diabetes, hearing, vision and blood pressure, as well as sports physicals, and dental and eye services.
“I’m happy to announce that this multi-agency event that is so important to so many families in Hidalgo County is returning,” said Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. “Not only is it an opportunity to provide important medical services for our residents, but it is used as an emergency preparedness exercise to help us prepare for disasters.”
Operation Lone Star 2021 will operate Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be joint operations in Cameron, Starr, Willacy and Webb counties during the same hours.
Sponsors for Operation Lone Star include Texas Department of State Health Services; the Texas Military Forces; the Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Department; the Cameron County Public Health Department; Willacy County; and the Laredo Health Department.