Canutillo ISD hosts mobile vaccination clinics, webinar to help stop spread of COVID-19

Canutillo ISD officials announced Tuesday that the district will host a series of vaccination clinics and an educational webinar in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

CISD will be hosting an educational webinar entitled “COVID-19 and Children” for parents and the general public at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12, with CISD Public Health Emergency Manager Dr. Maria Fuentes.

Special guest Dr. Endy A. Dominguez Silveyra, pediatric pulmonologist with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso will join Dr. Fuentes to discuss important information and topics regarding the COVID-19 virus and vaccination in children.

Dr. Dominguez Silveyra graduated from New York University and is an assistant professor of pediatrics at TTUHSC El Paso and medical director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory and the Respiratory Therapy department at El Paso Children’s Hospital. He is a specialist in respiratory conditions in children and adolescents.

Join the educational webinar through Zoom, Meeting ID: 856 4273 1682.

Additionally, CISD will be hosting a series of mobile clinics where the University Medical Center (UMC) Mobile Unit will be on site at area campuses delivering free COVID-19 vaccines to students, staff, faculty and family members aged 12 and up. Vaccine information, clinic dates, times and locations listed below.

Important information on UMC mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics:

  • Canutillo High School

o   Thursday, August 12

o   Drive-thru event 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

o   Vaccines available for those 12 years and up

  • Canutillo Middle School

o   Friday, August 20

o   Drive-thru event 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

o   Vaccines available for those 12 years and up

  • Alderete Middle School

o   Tuesday, August 31

o   Drive-thru event 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

o   Vaccines available for those 12 years and up

What Parents/Guardians Need to Know:

  • The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at all clinics
  • Parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a consent form for their child to get vaccinated
  •  For those who have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine but have not received the second dose, you can receive the final dose at the mobile clinics but must present the vaccination card given at your first appointment
  •  It is encouraged for parents/guardians to provide a copy of your child’s vaccination card to their school nurse to help us keep their school safe and informed

For more information on the mobile vaccination clinics or the upcoming “COVID-19 and Children” webinar, contact Dr. Maria Fuentes at [email protected].

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