850 eligible residents were registered in coordination with UMC staff for eligibility. | Photo courtesy HACEP
Friday afternoon, 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 850 elderly residents.
“I am so grateful for everyone involved in the project especially my team in Residence Services who were able to plan and coordinated this in record time,” said HACEP CEO Gerald Cichon
“We house some of the most vulnerable population in our community and to be able to get them vaccinated is lifesaving.”
HACEP began in-person registration for eligible residents of its affordable housing properties on Wednesday and Thursday, knocking on residents’ doors in preparation for vaccination distribution on Friday.
850 eligible residents were registered in coordination with UMC staff for eligibility.
In coordination with Amistad, multiple pickups for all registered residents were scheduled in order to transport them to El Paso County Coliseum for vaccine distribution and return them back home safely.
Residents were chosen to participate based upon age. HACEP will again coordinate with UMC, Amistad, El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso County and County Judge Ricardo Samaniego in the weeks to come to distribute the required second doses of the vaccine to all registered residents.