Officials with the City of Socorro announced Friday that they have launched a micro-hub vaccine clinic, with 650+ vaccinations, targeting East El Paso County’s most vulnerable citizens.
“Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic our community members have remained vigilant, supportive, and patient. We knew early on that it would be a struggle to advocate for our citizens to gain access to the vaccine,” City of Socorro Mayor Ivy Avalos shared.
“I am proud of our city staff for continuing to fight and step up to secure the resources to meet the unique needs of our citizens. And we are proud to launch our micro-hub to overcome these challenges.”
Officials say the new clinic, opened on March 26th and managed in partnership with Code 4 Emergency Services and the Texas Department of State Health Services, will expand operations in the coming weeks, as vaccine production ramps up.
“The clinic’s launch marks a monumental step in the City of Socorro’s mission to deliver the vaccine to the residents of East El Paso County. Our micro-hubis the product of a public/private partnership, forged to bring expertise in high-throughput medical operations with demonstrated experience in vaccinating targeted populations into our underserved region, city officials shared.
While this is a huge step forward for our community, we want to remind our citizens that the threat of COVID-19 is still prevalent. We encourage everyone to keep wearing face coverings, remain socially distant, and practice proper hand washing and hygiene as we fight against the spread of COVID-19.
As these efforts expand more information will be given on how to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.