City of El Paso officials announced Friday afternoon that they had received 12,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are partnering with the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and Texas Military to administer the shots.
Officials say the new shipment means an additional 1,200 to 1,800 vaccines can be given, each week to individuals who pre-registered online.
El Paso is currently providing vaccines to individuals 16 years of age and older. The City continues to prioritize Super Seniors, individuals 75 years of age and older.
Vaccinations continue to be administered by appointment only at 301 George Perry, the El Paso Convention Center, and 9301 Alameda (for Super Seniors).
Beginning Monday, April 5, the City will begin administering a limited number of vaccines, by appointment only, at two of its COVID-19 Clinics, located at 7380 Remcon and 220 South Stanton (corner of First and Stanton).
In addition to the 12,000 allocated doses received, the City, TDEM and the Texas Military will administer an additional 1,200 to 1,800 vaccines, by appointment only, at the East Side Sports Complex, 14380 Montwood Drive, each week.
Community members visiting the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens this Easter weekend will also be able to pre-register for the vaccine, if they have not yet done so.
City staff will offer registration assistance during the Zoo’s hours of operation. As a reminder, the Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Face coverings are required for visitors and zoo staff. For more information about the Zoo visit elpasozoo.org.
Walk-in vaccine registration assistance is also available at the City’s COVID-19 Clinics located at 220 S. Stanton (corner of First and Stanton) and 7380 Remcon. The walk-in sites are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, to assist with the pre-registration process. COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment only.
Once pre-registered, residents will be notified about the availability of the vaccine and provided with next steps. If individuals have already pre-registered, they do not need to register again, as they have been already included in the queue.
Health officials remind the public to continue wearing face covers, wash your hands frequently and watch your distancing, regardless of whether you have or have not yet received the vaccine.
For more information visit www.EPStrong.org.