Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is teaming up with State Rep. Art Fierro for a vaccine clinic during the first home game at Hanks High School this Friday.
With COVID-19 infections on the rise in El Paso, this collaboration will bring the shots directly to one of the neighborhoods in Rep. Fierro’s district.
The Pfizer version will be available for anyone 12 and older, as well as those who are immunocompromised that need a booster shot.
Vaccines will be available at the TTUHSC El Paso tent outside Excalibur Stadium, while the Hanks Knights prepare to face their oldest rivals, the Eastwood Troopers.
TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., will be among the TTP El Paso Physicians of El Paso administering the vaccine, along with Foster School of Medicine student volunteers.
Those who have been infected with COVID-19 in the past are eligible, as long as 90 days have passed since testing positive. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and face masks/coverings will be required at all times.
Organizers add that those receiving the shot need to plan for a 15-minute observation period after the shot.
Those who get the vaccine will receive a voucher for an ice cream cone from Peter Piper Pizza. High school students can also receive a voucher for a 7-inch pizza and fountain drink.
Shots will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and those interested are asked to complete a registration application via this link.
Rep. Fierro is currently serving his second term as a state legislator. He represents East El Paso, including the Hanks neighborhood, in the Texas House of Representatives.
Hanks High School is part of the Ysleta Independent School District. The Knights football team plays in District 1-5A Division II.
TTUHSC El Paso and TTP El Paso continue partnering with local organizations and school districts to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines as part of their overall mission of improving the health and lives of people in the Borderland.
What: Vaccine drive for ages 12 and up
When: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3
Where: Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino Drive