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Hospitals of Providence providing Covid-19 vaccines to elderly residents in underserved areas

Officials with The Hospitals of Providence updated their progress on the focused vaccination program, as 1,000 residents who are 75 years and older received their Covid-19 shot.

“We are very excited to continue our efforts to help vaccinate our community, particularly our most vulnerable loved ones,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group CEO for The Hospitals of Providence.  “We understand the challenges many people may face accessing internet or social media, so our team focused our efforts on directly reaching out to these individuals to easily register them.”

Since the vaccination process began in December, The Hospitals of Providence has actively worked with leadership with the State of Texas and the City of El Paso to identify the most beneficial way to help vaccinate the community.

As a result, the State of Texas allocated 1,000 vaccinations to The Hospitals of Providence, with the guidance to vaccinate individuals who are 75 years and older, particularly in communities that are far from existing vaccination hubs.

“We know that the State of Texas is making every effort to ensure that El Paso receives more and more vaccines in the weeks to come,” said Tejeda.  “As the supply increases, we will be here to help vaccinate more and more El Pasoans.”

In collaboration with the City of El Paso, churches, and community organizations, The Hospitals of Providence vaccinated individuals in this target population, focused on the communities of Anthony, Canutillo, Vinton and Westway.

All vaccines have been allocated at this time.