EL PASO, Texas – The city of El Paso unveiled a new Covid-19 vaccination website on Thursday, which it says includes an improved registration form and online planning system.
The new website, which is now operational and staff described as “easy to use”, can be found at EPCovidVaccine.com. Telephone registrations can also be made at 21-COVID (212-6843).
“Individuals who have already registered and received an email confirming that they have registered do not need to re-register, as their place is reserved, “the city said in a statement. From now on, this will be the site used for new registrations.
Here is how the city leaders explained that the new site works …
- Once registered, El Pasoans will be notified of the availability of the vaccine and will be provided with the next steps.
- When the vaccines become available, those who have registered will move forward in the queue and receive an email and a text message from this new planning system informing them that they have the right to book their vaccine.
- Those who register will receive a unique registration identification that allows them to book a vaccine appointment online. Once booked, people will receive a confirmation email and / or meeting details. Meetings cannot be transferred to another person.
Those who have registered in the city but have not had or have not provided an email or mobile phone will be called to the landline number provided during the registration process to book their appointment.
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City leaders said this updated website will always contain the latest details on the current list of vaccination priorities, followed by the El Paso Health Department, as well as a list of other potential local vaccine providers.
Currently eligible for priority vaccine photographs include:
- Phase 1 Group 1A: Healthcare providers and first and last responders to the immediate fronts of the pandemic response and at high risk of exposure.
- Phase 1, group 1B: Those aged 65 and over and those aged 16 and over with at least one chronic medical condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.
Officials also offered a warning to online fraudsters with the launch of the new website.
“The city of El Paso offers the vaccine to the public free of charge and will not ask for your social security number or financial / banking information as part of the vaccination process. However, we want your health insurance information. If you do not have insurance, you will still receive the vaccine for free, “the city said in a statement.