UMC, EPCH urge pre registration for vaccination of youths; Website, phone lines open and ready

University Medical Center of El Paso and El Paso Children’s Hospital are urging parents to pre-register their children, ages 12-15, in anticipation of open vaccination with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The registration advocacy comes as the CDC Advisory Council on Immunizations Practice (ACIP) gave final approval Wednesday to vaccinate individuals ages 12 to 15.

If approved, the vaccine will be available in time for middle and high school students to return to school this fall.

Parents can bring their children to the El Paso County Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, without an appointment, for walkup vaccination.

Parents and children must have a valid form of identification when arriving for vaccination.

Additionally, parents can go online 24/7 at or call from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (915) 975-8901 to secure their registration.