EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Department of Health announced Thursday that it received an additional 5,000 Covid-19 vaccines after the previous 5,000 doses had been exhausted at a large distribution earlier this week.
The speech of the vaccination was added as District Judge Ricardo Samaniego and Mayor Oscar Leeser held a press conference on the success of El Paso’s vaccination efforts.
The health department said people who pre-register for vaccinations should be careful over the phone or email if they are selected for the next vaccination.
The newest shots will be handled at a rate of 1,000 per day starting Friday, Lesser said.
Only people working in healthcare over the age of 65 or people suffering from critically ill illness are eligible for vaccination under Texas guidelines.
Authorities say El Paso is getting about 3 percent of the state’s most recent vaccine allocation, even though the community has less than 2 percent of the population.
Across Texas, as of Thursday, more than a million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were distributed, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office.
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