COVID-19 cases are climbing in the Borderland, and anyone not vaccinated, especially young teenagers returning to in-person learning, is encouraged to attend a vaccine drive hosted by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso this weekend.
Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, the medical practice of the Foster School of Medicine, will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by appointment from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 8. The second dose will be given on from 1 to 4 p.m. on August 29.
Registration can be completed online by filling out all requested information. Those who have been infected with COVID-19 in the past are eligible for the vaccine as long as 90 days have passed since testing positive.
On the day of the event, parking will be available in lots marked T3, P11 and P7. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and face masks/coverings will be required at all times.
Those wishing to be vaccinated are asked to arrive on time; however, there is no need to arrive early. Also plan for a 15-minute observation period after the shot is administered.
What: Vaccine drive for ages 12 and up
When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 and 29 (second dose)
Where: TTUHSC El Paso Campus, Medical Sciences Building II, 1st floor, 137 Rick Francis St.