IDEA Public Schools to distribute first dose of Pfizer vaccine via clinic open to El Paso community

IDEA Public Schools will be hosting a FREE COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at IDEA Edgemere for the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.  

The state has approved several IDEA Public Schools regions as a COVID-19 vaccine provider. To expand access to the communities that have had limited opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, this clinic is public and open to anyone ages 12 and older. 

Those interested in receiving the vaccine can register for an appointment online here.  

“Student and staff safety has always been and remains the top priority at IDEA Public Schools, but due to Governor Abbot’s most recent mask mandate we have quickly moved to re-evaluate our mask policy,” says Dr. Ernesto Cantu, Executive Director of IDEA El Paso.

“Even though we must comply with this order, this in no way lessens our commitment to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 through educating our staff, students and families and using the resources we have, such as vaccine clinics at our schools, to keep everyone as safe as possible.”   

School officials add that, for the safety of staff and students, IDEA Public Schools has a goal to have 80 percent of all staff members immunized by the end of the school year.

Currently, over 5,000 staff members have reported receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

WHAT  – COVID-19 vaccine clinic at IDEA Edgemere for anyone ages 12 and older.  

WHO  – IDEA Public Schools @ IDEA Edgemere 

WHEN  – Saturday, May 22, 2021   | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

WHERE  – IDEA Edgemere – 15101 Edgemere Boulevard