The Moderna vaccine has arrived in El Paso and will be made available to frontline pandemic personnel and vulnerable individuals in our community.

2,400 Moderna vaccinations have been received by the City of El Paso as part of the Phase 1 distribution, being administered to individuals at high risk of contracting COVID-19.

The Moderna shipment of vaccinations that arrived Thursday contains 900 doses, which will be administered to Group-A, part of the Phase-1 distribution process.

Emergency personnel and essential healthcare personnel, and 9-1-1 EMS responders are already receiving the vaccine. Others in the first phase distribution include residents and staff at long-term care facilities, urgent/community clinics, and school nurses.

The City of El Paso will begin dispensing the available Moderna doses to priority groups, such as staff at testing sites, vaccination clinics responders, and first responders, who are on the frontlines of the pandemic response and are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

Who Is Next In Line To Get The Vaccine:

According to The Texas Department of State Health Services, the next COVID-19 vaccine priority group (Phase 1, Group B) includes people 65 years of age and older and those 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination program, visit epstrong.org.

 

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