Photo by Ruben R. Ramirez | El Paso Herald Post
Monday afternoon, officials with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) encouraged local healthcare providers to join the fight against COVID-19 by becoming COVID-19 vaccine providers.
“It is only through community-wide participation by our fellow healthcare providers that we will successfully make vaccine widely available and easily accessible to all El Paso City-County residents within our own neighborhoods,” said Public Health Director Angela Mora.
DPH is calling on all local healthcare providers, including pharmacies, to become COVID-19 dispensing sites by enrolling with the Texas Department of State Health Services as a COVID-19 vaccine provider and receive vaccine allocations on a regular basis.
Mora said the simple enrollment process does require providers to have an active National Provider Identifier (NPI)/Texas Provider Identifier (TPI) number.
Providers will be asked to follow all recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and report vaccine usage.
Interested providers will be able to join the DPH COVID-19 Vaccine Dispensing weekly planning meetings to learn about the latest news on the Texas DSHS’ distribution plan and how to prepare to administer the COVID-19 vaccines.
For more COVID-19 information to include testing, vaccination, data and prevention, visit EPStrong.org.