Friday afternoon, officials with University Medical Center of El Paso announced that they are making preparations for the vaccination of its frontline healthcare staff to take place after the anticipated receipt of more than 2,900 doses of a vaccine targeting the COVID-19 virus.
“At this critical time in our community’s battle with this virus, we want to be sure that our Associates and the frontline providers of our partners all receive the opportunity for vaccination at our hospital to ensure we have a stable, healthy workforce,” said Jacob Cintron, UMC President & CEO.
UMC officials strongly reminded residents that vaccinations for the general public are not available, at this time but are expected to begin in the first two months of 2021.
Of the more than 2,900 doses expected to arrive, UMC has asked its partners at El Paso Children’s Hospital, Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, the Medical Examiner’s Office, affiliated community physicians, and emergency medical technicians, to provide names of frontline healthcare staff to be vaccinated at UMC.
During the vaccination process, Associates from UMC, nursing students from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Hunt School of Nursing, nurses from El Paso Children’s Hospital, and volunteer EMTs will administer the vaccinations.