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Immunize El Paso Launches Flu Outreach Clinics

Immunize El Paso is launching 140 pop-up clinics at borderland schools and community centers. Outreach locations will span all parts of El Paso with varying hours to make vaccination opportunities close and convenient. The new COVID-19 booster and pneumonia vaccines will also be available, along with flu shots.

“We feel our responsibility is to make vaccination as easy as possible for people to get protected. We welcome everyone to come to our outreach clinics running now through the end of October.

-Daniel Acosta, Immunize El Paso

According to the CDC, the best time to vaccinate against the flu are the months of September and November. It’s important to remember that Influenza is a deadly virus, especially for those with underlying health conditions. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs.

The list of outreach clinic locations, dates, and times is attached. For more information, visit immunizeelpaso.org/flu or call 915-533-3414.

Thousands More COVID-19 Immunizations Administered

In July, Immunize El Paso administered 4,122 Covid Immunizations compared to June (2,240) and May (1,512). The reasoning for the growth in COVID-19 vaccinations can be explained by several factors.

One aspect of the jump in immunizations was children getting their school vaccines and parents opting to include the COVID-19 vaccine as well. El Paso also saw a jump in Covid cases and an increase in the CDC’s level of community spread, plus; immunize El Paso ran the “Long Covid” campaign to encourage Covid vaccination and boosters among people 50 years plus.

“We are encouraged to see this significant increase in the administration of Covid immunizations in El Paso. That means more people are protected against Covid or more people experienced much less severe symptoms during a Covid infection.”

-Immunize El Paso Director Daniel Acosta

Immunize El Paso has administered 117,071 Covid immunizations since 2022. Immunize El Paso is a non-profit organization focused on vaccinating adults and children alike with low-cost vaccines. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccine by clicking here

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.