Immunize El Paso Promotes “National Infant Immunization Week”

As part of National Infant Immunization Week, Immunize El Paso will administer free immunizations for children up to 12 months for the week of April 24th-30th. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). This year, in particular, it’s critical […]

Immunize El Paso Starts Second Covid-19 Booster Vaccine Administration

Today the Food and Drug Administration released Covid-19 provider guidelines for the second booster vaccination. At Immunize El Paso we are now administering the second Covid-19 booster shot. There are specific clinical recommendations that Immunize El Paso would like to address for the community.

“Immunize El Paso has an ample supply of Covid-19 vaccines for the second booster shot. Our staff is ready and prepared to administer the second dose. We welcome our community to reach out to us and schedule an appointment or come in as a walk-in to our clinics.”  Immunize El Paso Director, Danny Acosta

Tuesday a second booster dose of either the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were approved for individuals 50 years and older and certain immunocompromised individuals. Register online for your booster dose at www.immunizeelpaso.org/covid19.

IZEP to Continue COVID-19 Vaccinations Despite Lack of Federal Funding

Federal funding for COVID-19 vaccinations will disappear April 5th. The HRSA Covid-19 Uninsured Program will no longer pay federal dollars for Covid-19 vaccinations. Despite the absence of funds, ”Immunize El Paso” is pledging to continue serving those in need, free of charge.

“While El Paso is trending toward lower Covid-19 cases, we will not turn away patients seeking vaccinations because they do not have health insurance. “Immunize El Paso” will continue to serve our community to ensure we defeat the pandemic.”  Danny Acosta, Immunize El Paso Director

After April 5th, patients will not see any difference in their patient encounter at Immunize El Paso. Staff members will continue to gather health insurance information for those who have health insurance. For those without insurance, Immunize El Paso, will absorb the costs of the vaccinations.

It is important that El Pasoans continue their coronavirus vaccination series of two initial doses, patients with certain medical conditions are encouraged to receive booster doses. Adults and children 5 years of age and older are eligible for Covid-19 vaccines. These are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis, Mon-Fri from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please visit immunizeelpaso.org or call 915-533-3414.

Immunize El Paso Launches City-Wide COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign for Children

El Paso, Texas (Nov 4, 2021):   With the FDA approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 year-old children, Immunize El Paso is launching a comprehensive vaccination campaign that will visit nearly 140 schools in the next coming weeks.

“We are excited to bring this collaborative effort to the El Paso community to ensure every child has an opportunity to be protected against COVID-19,” said Dusty Warden, Director of Operations. “This is a huge step towards our return to normalcy,” Warden continued.

IZEP has partnered with El Paso area school districts to provide neighborhood-level vaccination access. The most significant undertaking the non-profit has ever engaged in, they have bolstered staffing and resources to prepare for the immunization drive.

According to the CDC, while COVID-19 tends to be milder in children compared with adults, it can make children very sick and cause children to be hospitalized. In some situations, complications from infection can lead to death. Children with underlying medical conditions are more at risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared with children without underlying medical conditions. Children infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can also develop severe complications like multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)—a condition where different body parts become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.

Parents, children, and community members are invited to each scheduled clinic, regardless of enrollment status. Additionally, each of IZEP’s clinics will carry vaccines, available on a walk-in basis Mon-Fri from 8-5, and Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm. To pre-register or to view the outreach schedule, parents should visit https://go.izep.org/kids. For more information, please visit immunizeelpaso.org or call 915-533-3414.

Immunize El Paso Announces 2021-2022 Flu Campaign

El Paso, Texas (Sep 14, 2021):   Immunize El Paso has begun offering flu shots at each of their three clinics on an appointment and walk-in basis. The non-profit is also working with area schools and businesses to protect anyone desiring vaccination against the flu.

“This is a great opportunity to get protected against the flu early in the season,” said Danny Acosta, Director of Immunize El Paso. “Immunization is the most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the potentially deadly virus.”

The CDC recommends flu vaccines for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women, children, teens, adults, and seniors. IZEP carries unique formulations for patients over 65 and individuals suffering from egg allergies. Flu vaccines are safe to co-administer with COVID-19 vaccines, should anyone choose to receive both. IZEP will be offering both throughout the vaccination campaign.

Registering for a flu shot is a simple, paperless process – anyone can easily schedule their appointment and upload their health insurance documents by visiting immunizeelpaso.org/flu.  For those with difficulties with digital registration, walk-ins are always accepted, and our staff will gladly assist with registration. Patients with mobility restrictions can also participate in our Flu2You program by visiting immunizeelpaso.org/flu2you or by calling 915-539-2868.

For additional questions, patients can call 915-533-3414 or visit immunizeelpaso.org/flu.