The City of El Paso partnered with Immunize El Paso to assist the non-profit clinic dispense their allocation of COVID-19 vaccine faster to qualified community members including first responders, healthcare personnel, people 65 years of age and older and those 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition.
The mass-vaccination clinic took place Sunday, January 3, at the City’s Testing Eastside Site at 301 George Perry Boulevard.
Officials point out that the event was not open to the entire community, but for individuals who had pre-registered and obtained an appointment from the Department of Public Health (DPH), and remind eligible residents to register.
Residents who are eligible as either Phase 1 Group A or Group B can pre-register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine with the City of El Paso by clicking on this link and submitting the pre-registration form.
Once pre-registered, residents will be notified about the availability of the vaccine and be provided with the next steps. Other local providers can be found on the State Department of State Health Services’ map.
Officials say that Immunize El Paso received 2,000 vaccine doses from the State of Texas in late December and transferred 1,100 doses to DPH for faster administration of the vaccine, as part of the State of Texas’ Phase 1 distribution plan.
“Immunize El Paso will maintain 900 of the COVID-19 vaccines to administer to their clients currently scheduled to receive their vaccine beginning this week,” city officials shared.
Immunize El Paso and the City of El Paso are two of more than 30 local healthcare providers who are working to dispense the COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 200 local providers are waiting to receive notification of COVID-19 vaccine allotments from the State of Texas for distribution across the community.
Vaccine availability at the State and National level will continue to be very limited for the next several weeks.
Once vaccine production increases vaccines will be available for a larger number of persons. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination program, visit epstrong.org and click on the vaccination page.