Update: After unveiling a new online registration system to sign-up for Konaravirus vaccination, El Paso officials announced on Thursday afternoon that additional vaccine shipments were en route to Borderland.
A batch of 5,000 doses was headed for the El Paso Health Department, which would be used to vaccinate people who signed up through the city portal.
In addition to the new dose for the city, another 5,000 doses are also routes to the county and are expected to arrive on Friday. These are allocated to the University Medical Center, which operates its own mega-site in addition to the city-run hub – and has its own separate registration process.
Original Report: EL PASO, Texas – The city of El Paso on Thursday unveiled a new Covid-19 vaccination website that said it included an improved registration form and online scheduling system.
The new website, now operational and described to authorities as “user-friendly”, can be found on EPCovidVaccine.com. Phone registrations can also be made at 21-COVID (212-6843).
“Individuals who have already registered and received an email confirming that they have registered do not need to register again as their place in the line is reserved, “the city said in a statement Going forward, this will be the site used for new registrations.
It is reported here that the city leaders told about the works of the new site…
- Once registered, El Passes will be informed of the availability of the vaccine and will be provided with next steps.
- As soon as vaccines become available, those who have registered will proceed to the queue and receive an email and text message from this new scheduling system advising them that they are eligible to book their vaccines. .
- Sign-ups will receive a unique registration ID that allows them to book their vaccine appointment online. Once booked, individuals will receive a confirmation email and / or text with appointment details. The appointment cannot be transferred to any other person.
Those who have registered with the city, but have not or have not provided an email or cellular phone, will call the landline number provided during the registration process to book their appointment.
Officials asked that those who have registered on the city’s site but who have finished receiving the vaccine from another provider, will have to send an email asking for the list to be removed so that others can quickly To be received soon.
City leaders said that the latest details on the current vaccination priority list in this updated website will always be on the El Paso Health Department as well as a list of other potential local vaccine providers.
Currently eligible for priority vaccine shots:
- Step 1 Group 1A: Healthcare providers and the first and last responders at the immediate threshold of epidemic response and at high risk of exposure.
- Step 1, Group 1B: People 65 and older, and older than 16 and at least one chronic medical condition, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.
Officials also warned about online scammers with the rollout of the new website.
“The city of El Paso is offering the vaccine at any cost to the public, and will not ask for your social security number or financial / banking information as part of the vaccination process. However, we do ask for your health insurance information. . “If you don’t have any insurance, you’ll still get the vaccine at no cost,” the city statement said.