On Monday, the City of El Paso announced the enhancement of the EP Strong dashboard at EPStrong.org to incorporate the vaccine data for the entire community.
“Our community has been very receptive to the COVID-19 vaccine and we continue to lead the state in vaccine distribution efficiencies,” said El Paso Fire Chief Mario D’Agostino. “Currently our community’s vaccination administration rate is about 90 percent with nearly 14 percent of our population having received both doses, meaning they are fully vaccinated. According to the CDC’s data tracker, the national vaccination administration rate as of March 7 is about 79 percent with about 12 percent being fully vaccinated and the state is reporting a rate of about 76 percent with about 11 percent being fully vaccinated.”
The upgraded dashboard includes: the total vaccine doses administered; doses allocated; zip code data; and information about first and second doses, age ranges, gender, and race/ethnicity.
The data is posted for public view while also protecting individual privacy.
“Our EP Strong dashboard is exactly the tool our community needed to make informed decisions about their health, with current and accurate community-wide vaccine distribution data,” said Mayor Oscar Leeser. “I am thrilled with the results and congratulate the City and County teams for working together to achieve this important outcome.”
The City continues working with local, state and federal leadership to obtain more vaccines for the community, as vaccine availability at the local, state and national level continues to lag behind the high demand.
The Biden Administration reports that supplies are expected to meet national demand in April/May.
As the City of El Paso waits to receive more COVID-19 vaccines, residents who are eligible as either Phase 1 Group A or Group B, including school teachers and other school personnel, and childcare providers, are encouraged to pre-register to receive the vaccine with the City of El Paso by visiting www.EPCovidVaccine.com or calling (915)212-6843.
Health officials remind the public to continue following health protocols currently in place for the overall health and wellness of the community.
Officials add that, while the State’s mask mandate will be eliminated on Wednesday, March 10, health and city leaders strongly urge the community to continue wearing face covers, washing your hands frequently and watching your distancing regardless of whether you have or have not received a vaccine.
For more information about the City’s response to the COVID-19 virus, visit EPStrong.org.