Beginning Monday, October 25, eligible recipients are encouraged to make an appointment to get their booster shot in El Paso, TX.

On Monday, the City of El Paso will begin administering COVID-19 booster vaccine doses of all three brands including, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, and Pfizer-BioNTech.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive and are free to mix-and-match booster doses. For example, if an individual took the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, they can take the Moderna COVID-19 booster shot.

All three booster shots (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson), along with the third dose, is available by appointment only at the following locations:

  • 301 George Perry from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
  • El Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday

And at the City of El Paso COVID-19 Clinics from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the following locations:

  • 220 S. Stanton (corner of First and Stanton)
  • 7380 Remcon
  • 9341 Alameda
  • 9566 Railroad

To make an appointment visit EPCovidVaccine.com and click on the registration form. Residents can also call 915-212-6843.

Who qualifies for the COVID-19 booster shot?

  • 18 years and older and residents of long-term care settings should receive a booster at least six months after their second COVID-19 dose
  • 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster at least six months after their second COVID-19 dose
  • 18 years and older who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster at least six months after their second COVID-19 dose, based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those 18 years and older and vaccinated two or more months ago.

A Third Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

The City of El Paso is also making available a third dose COVID-19 vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals. Please note that this third dose is not considered a booster per health officials. The third dose follows 28 days after an initial vaccine series is administered to people who may not have a strong enough immune response after receiving the initial vaccine series.

A third dose is administered 28 days after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals such as:

  • A person who is receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • A person you received an organ transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Someone who received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medication to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response
  • Individuals are strongly encouraged to talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

For additional information about COVID-19, testing, and booster shots, visit EPStrong.org.

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