On Friday, officials with the City of El Paso announced that they are refining the pre-registration form to include teachers and childcare providers as part of the nationwide federal directive to offer COVID-19 vaccines to K-12 teachers and childcare workers.
“The opportunity to include an important group of our community such as the educators and school/childcare staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine within the Phase 1, Group 1B is a step forward to continue protecting our residents and gaining positive ground against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Angela Mora, Department of Public Health Director. “We must continue following all public health recommendations while we expeditiously administer all the vaccine allocated to our community until we can reach herd immunity.”
Many educators and childcare workers have successfully pre-registered and received at least one or both doses of COVID-19 vaccine under the State’s initial Phase 1 Group A or B categories.
According to city officials, the expansion of the vaccine eligibility will allow education/childcare staff, who did not qualify under the initial Phase 1 category, to qualify, without requiring the teacher or staff member to be over the age of 65 or to have at least one medical condition.
Those who are now eligible and have not registered yet, are encouraged to register to receive the vaccine with the City of El Paso by visiting www.EPCovidVaccine.com or calling (915)212-6843.
Additionally, Health officials remind the public to continue following health protocols currently in place for the overall health and wellness of the community.
“While the State’s mask mandate will be eliminated on Wednesday, March 10, Health and City leaders strongly encourage 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,” city officials added.
For more information about the City’s response to the COVID-19 virus, visit www.EPStrong.org.