Even though many El Paso students will be learning through a remote or distance environment – state rules still require that all children be up to date with their immunizations, and one local group is stepping up to help get the done.
“Vax2School,”is a statewide initiative, spearheaded by the Texas Immunizers and Stakeholders Work Group (TISWG) and looks to deliver collaborative messaging that educates providers, school administrators, and parents on the continued importance of immunization.
“Immunizations are needed to protect children and communities,” Danny Acosta, Director of Immunize El Paso. “By collaborating with other agencies, we can deliver innovative solutions, ensuring children are safe, vaccinated, and ready for the upcoming school year – be it in a traditional or distance learning environment.”
This message hits the borderland as Immunize El Paso has modified their operations to ensure students are ready for the beginning of the school year.
In partnership with Ysleta ISD, the non-profit group will be establishing a surge clinic July 20 to 24, 9 AM to 4 PM at 9600 Sims
The surge clinic will be in a YISD atrium, a large open area designed to accommodate increased visits while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Immunize El Paso will also expand clinic hours and establish an appointment hotline to combat longer than usual wait times, particularly during COVID-19.
To learn more about local “Vax2School” efforts, contact Immunize El Paso at 915-533-3414 or visit immunizeelpaso.org.