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Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Vaccination is the best form of protection against an infectious disease. A vaccine activates a person’s immune system by creating antibodies that will help the body fight the virus and prevent disease if later exposed to the virus.

Immunization with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the United States strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths and to help restore societal functioning. The goal of the U.S. government is to have enough COVID-19 vaccine for all people in the United States who wish to be vaccinated. Several COVID-19 vaccines are currently under development in the U.S. and internationally. It is anticipated to have one or more COVID-19 vaccines in the market by late 2020 or early 2021.

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) works closely with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and federal partners to provide up to date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and follows CDC phased approach in preparation for the vaccine administration.

phases

The DPH is highly encouraging providers who meet requirements to register as soon as possible. To enroll as a COVID-19 vaccine provider, professionals and facilities must register at EnrollTexasIZ.dshs.texas.gov.

Providers must:

More information can be found on the COVID-19 Provider Letter and the COVID-19 Provider FAQ.