New COVID-19 cases in El Paso, the state and around the country have been rapidly decreasing. This comes as welcome news, particularly following the devastation across Texas wrought by the severe cold snap last week.
An informal measurement of vaccination rate in our clinic’s patient population has shown steady increase in the target groups. Between 1/2 and 2/3 of our at-risk patients have received at least one vaccine and most of those two. Across the city nearly 150,000 people have been vaccinated as of this writing.
To help with the vaccination effort our clinic had applied with the state back in the fall to become an approved vaccine center. We received notice of approval last month, but have not received any doses yet. We anticipate being able to vaccinate about 100 people per week. Our plan is to provide vaccine doses to patients according to their already scheduled follow up visits with us. As soon as we receive doses we will begin notifying patients during the appointment reminder call of the option of vaccination if needed or qualifying for it. We don’t yet know if we’ll be receiving the Johnson and Johnson or Moderna vaccine (we don’t have the super cooled storage necessary for the Pfizer vaccine).
PLEASE DON’T CALL US AT THIS TIME TO REQUEST TO BE PUT ON A LIST FOR THE VACCINE. WE DON’T HAVE ANY DOSES YET AND WILL CALL YOU ONCE WE DO.