UMC gets online vaccine registration without any advance notice, filling 7k spots in 10 minutes


EL PASO, Texas – University Medical Center said 7,000 more doses of coronavirus virus were received on Saturday at the El Paso County Coliseum to be delivered to its vaccination mega-site.

Registration opened online at 12:30 pm on and 7,000 appointments were booked within ten minutes.

Unlike the previous two weeks, UMC did not give any advance notice to its social media followers or news outlets. Word went out of the hospital just after 12:31 pm when he had already opened an appointment portal for those in state immunization categories 1A and 1B, including health workers, first-responders, aged 65 and over. People or some others are involved. Conditions.

The UMC website only accepted registration until all open appointments were scheduled. After that point, the site ceased access.

The last two times UMC received the vaccine shipment and took the online registration, all appointments for the shots were also filled within minutes. It took just five minutes a week to fill all slots, and 12 minutes in the first week.

In addition to UMC, the city of El Paso is also providing public vaccine distribution on a mega-site; The city site is near the airport and pre-appointment registration is available at or by calling 21-COVID (212-6843). Unlike UMC, the city site maintains a waiting list and contacts people who have signed up when it is their turn to vaccinate.

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