City Generic - Photo courtesy of City Govt.
City Generic - Photo courtesy of City Govt.

City Provides Free Vaccines During National Infant Immunization Week

 In celebration of National Infant Immunization Week, April 24-30, the City of El Paso is offering free vaccines to eligible children 5 years and under on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

The free vaccines will be administered by appointment only from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the following locations:

  • Ysleta Health Center, 110 Candelaria Rd.
  • Henderson Health Center, 721 S. Mesa
  • El Paso Drive-IZ Clinic, 5115 El Paso Dr., Suite B-Room 1

Appointments can be made by calling (915) 212-6555.

National Infant Immunization Week is an annual event that promotes the benefits of immunizations to improve the health of children and highlights the importance of protecting infants and young children from preventable diseases. This year, a primary focus is to ensure families stay on track with their children’s medical visits and routinely recommended vaccinations, even during the pandemic. The goals are to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of vaccines
  • Expand immunization coverage
  • Promote national and cross-border activities in joint efforts to prevent disease and save lives

The Department of Public Health is offering free vaccines for children who meet one of the following Texas Vaccines for Children guidelines:

  • Enrolled in Medicaid
  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured (Private insurance, but coverage does not include vaccines, or selected vaccines)
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Enrolled in CHIP (El Paso First only)

The following vaccines are available to eligible children 5 years and under:


  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus Influenza (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A (HepA)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)
  • Influenza (IIV)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Pneumococcal 1-Valent Conjugate (PCV13)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Varicella (VAR)


For more information on the services and health screenings provided by the Department of Public Health visit, under the Immunizations tab or call 2-1-1.