Photo courtesy HACEP
The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), in collaboration with University Medical Center (UMC), Amistad, El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso County and County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, distributed vaccines to more than 800 elderly residents on Friday, February 26.’
“We want to thank all of our partners, University Medical Center, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, Amistad and El Paso County Coliseum, as well as all of the HACEP staff who have been working tirelessly to make sure this mission is accomplished,” said HACEP CEO Gerald Cichon.
“Completing both rounds of vaccination to our vulnerable population is lifesaving.”
HACEP completed the first round of vaccinations for its elderly residents earlier this month in collaboration with Amistad, which scheduled multiple pickups for over 800 residents to be transported from 12 HACEP locations to the El Paso County Coliseum and returned safely home.
All eligible residents were registered in coordination with UMC staff.
“We at Amistad are honored to be part of this collaborative effort to help protect some of our most vulnerable residents,” said Andrea Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer of Amistad.
“We are proud of our transportation department for being at the frontline throughout the pandemic and continuing to do so by transporting hundreds of super seniors to receive their second dose of the COVD-19 vaccine.”