• January 25, 2022

Search Results for: Covid-19

IDEA Horizon Vista to Host FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for

IDEA Public Schools has partnered with Immunize El Paso to host FREE COVID-19 vaccine clinic at IDEA Horizon Vista on Saturday, January 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The vaccine clinic is FREE and open to the public ages five and up. The clinic will also have first, second and booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna available. Vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  No appointment or insurance information is needed but IDEA encourages families to register online ahead of time at https://go.izep.org/kids. All walk-ins are welcome until vaccines run out.  WHAT IDEA […]Read More

El Paso schools struggle with teacher absences as COVID-19 spreads

Sam Ingram had someone unexpected teaching his sixth grade math class last week: Morehead Middle School’s assistant principal was filling in for the absent teacher. El Paso schools are short teachers and substitutes as rising COVID-19 infections, driven by the highly contagious omicron variant, have led to higher staff absences than usual. The El Paso […]Read More

City Begins Administrating COVID-19 Booster to Children 12 to 15

The City of El Paso is pleased to announce that they will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster to children ages 12 to 15 and a third dose to children 5 to 11 who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, effective immediately at all City COVID-19 Vaccine sites by appointment only. The booster shots will be available five […]Read More

COVID-19 Antiviral Medications Now Available at El Paso Walmart and

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies have began dispensing the authorized COVID antiviral medication, Paxlovid and Molnupiravir in El Paso through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Therapeutics Program. Select Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies have received limited supplies of the COVID-19 antiviral medication. The medication is only available with a prescription from a healthcare provider. Customers […]Read More

Ysleta ISD offers COVID-19 vaccine clinics at schools

Ysleta ISD offers COVID-19 vaccine clinics at schools  For those who received their first vaccine dose at Ysleta ISD’s November clinics, second doses – as well as booster shots for other eligible individuals – will be administered at the same schools. The first  vaccine dose will also be offered.   These vaccine clinics were organized at […]Read More

El Paso reports 12 cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant

Monday evening, official with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) received confirmation of its first twelve (12) cases that tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The specimens were collected and shipped for testing on December 21 and 22, 2021. It is the first time the variant has been identified in […]Read More

Due to high demand, City expands hours at COVID-19 Testing

Due to high demand for COVID-19 testing, the City COVID-19 Clinics will expand their hours of operation during the remaining holiday season. “Health officials strongly recommended the public continue wearing face coverings while indoors and in crowded spaces. An infected person can transmit the COVID-19 virus to others before showing any symptoms,” health officials shared. […]Read More

UTEP Team Finds Evidence of COVID-19 in Texas Deer

Research conducted by Douglas Watts, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), has found COVID-19 present in white-tailed deer in Texas. A report on the discovery was published recently in Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on diseases transmitted to humans by animals. The UTEP team […]Read More