I have to tell you, getting signed up for a COVID-19 vaccine has been a bit of a challenge for me and my family. Getting my folks signed up took me weeks of trying on various sights, and for someone who is fairly proficient at maneuvering around websites, some of the vaccine sign up websites have given me a problem. Thankfully I was able to sign up my folks on the UMC website a couple of weeks ago and they got their first vaccine shot. On Thursday you'll be able to sign up your loved one who is 75 years old or older.

The first thing you need to remember about this sign up session is it is only for so-called Super Seniors. They won't sign you up if you're not 75 years old or older. Please don't sign up if you're not a Super Senior because you'll not only be taking someone else's place but you'll hold up the vaccination process for everyone at the site.


The UMC sign up will happen Thursday morning beginning at 9 a.m. You'll probably want to log on a few minutes early because the vaccine appointments tend to fill up within minutes. The link you are going to click is right here. You will need to have the birth date of your Super Senior and possibly their Social Security Number. You'll also need to know if they have any allergies to medications or reactions to vaccines. It's best to have them available to answer any questions that come up on the registration application so you don't waste time calling them for answers.

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If you don't have access to the internet or are more comfortable calling for an appointment, call 915-200-2700 beginning at 9 a.m. You'll need the same information so make sure your Super Senior is with you when you call.

I hope you're able to get through to get the appointment but if you can't keep checking back on kisselpaso.com for updates on where and when you can sign up for a vaccine.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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