El Paso prepares for COVID-19 vaccination

Published: 2020-10-29

EL PASO, TX — As El Paso continues to see the spread of COVID-19 in the city, COVID-19 vaccinations will be a crucial component in combatting the disease and ending the pandemic. Officials advised the vaccine will be received in three phases.

Supplies will be limited during the first phase and will be distributed through the federal government and the states; and therefore it is critical that Texas healthcare providers register to provide vaccines with the Department of State Health Services.

This essential first step is a way to receive and provide a vaccine to the target population once they are made available. Vaccines will not be available without registering with the DSHS.

Health officials urge local healthcare providers, clinics, healthcare facilities and pharmacies, to enroll and become COVID-19 vaccine providers in order to provide vaccines to the most vulnerable populations.

Licensed healthcare professionals will be required to enroll to become a COVID-19 vaccine provider to include, but not limited to medical doctors, doctors of osteopathic medicine, nurse practitioners/advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and registered Pharmacists.