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The City of El Paso officials announced Thursday that they have received 2,400 Moderna vaccinations as part of the Phase 1 distribution for those at highest risk for contracting of COVID-19, including first responders and healthcare personnel who are essential to keeping the healthcare system operational for the community.
The Moderna shipment of vaccinations contains 900 doses for emergency personnel and 1,500 for healthcare workers, including clinical personnel, 9-1-1 EMS, residents and staff at long-term care facilities, urgent/community clinics and school nurses. This group is part of Phase 1, Group A.
The City has begun dispensing the available doses to priority groups including first responders, prioritizing those on the immediate
frontlines of the pandemic response and at high risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
These groups include staff at testing sites, deployment teams and vaccination clinics.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has recently determined the next COVID-19 vaccine priority group (Phase 1, Group B)—people 65 years of age and older and those 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition—will also begin receiving the vaccine, as the initial priority group continues to be addressed.
As of Wednesday night, DSHS has given communities discretion to rotate groups 1A and 1B to ensure vaccines are used immediately and additional allocations will quickly follow.
Individuals who are part of either group can pre-register for the vaccine 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.