EL PASO, Texas – The city of El Paso on Thursday unveiled a new Covid-19 vaccination website, which it said contained an improved registration form and online scheduling system.
The new site, now operational and officials described as “user-friendly”, can be found at EPCovidVaccine.com. Telephone registrations can also be made at 21-COVID (212-6843).
““Individuals who have already signed up and received a confirmation email advising them that they have registered do not need to register again as their place in the queue is reserved,” the city said in a statement. be the place used for new sign-ups.
This is how city leaders explained that the new place works …
- Once registered, El Pasoans will be notified of the availability of the vaccine and given the next steps.
- As vaccines become available, those who have signed up will move on in the queue and receive an email and text message from this new scheduling system advising them that they are eligible to reserve their vaccine.
- Those who sign up receive a unique registration identification that allows them to order their vaccine appointment online. Once booked, individuals will then receive a confirmation email and / or text message with details of the agreement. Agreements cannot be transferred to another person.
Those who have registered in the city but have not or have not provided an email or mobile phone will be called on the landline number provided during the registration process to book their appointment.
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City leaders said this updated site will always have the latest details on the current vaccination priority list followed by the El Paso Health Department as well as a list of other potential local vaccine providers.
Those currently eligible for priority vaccination shots include:
- Phase 1 Group 1A: Healthcare providers and first and last responders on the immediate front lines of the pandemic response and at high risk of exposure.
- Phase 1, group 1B: Those 65 and older and those 16 and older with at least one chronic medical condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.
Officials also offered a warning about online scammers with the rollout of the new site.
The city of El Paso offers the vaccine free of charge to the public and will not ask for your CPR number or financial / banking information as part of the vaccination delivery process. However, we will ask for your health insurance information. If you have no insurance, you will still receive the vaccine without costs, “the city said in a statement.