UMC online vaccine registration now closed, Super Seniors event on Thursday

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In this Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 file photo, a pharmacist prepares a syringe with Pfizer’s vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination site in New York. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — University Medical Center closed registration for 4,000 first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The website appeared to be overwhelmed by online traffic early onto the launch of the registration page.

KTSM 9 News has reached out to the hospital to ask if members of the public were able to register for all the doses the hospital was making appointments for.

  • People qualified for current vaccination under Texas Department of State Health Services vaccination groups 1A and 1B can do so at www.UMCelpaso.org, as soon as the system opens at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 (today).

    Group/Category 1A:
    First responders and healthcare personnel who are essential to keeping the healthcare system intact  

    Group/Category 1B:
    People 65 years of age and older and those 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition

    UMC says it will open its Super Seniors registration portal (**for those 70 and older) and telephone  (for those 70 and older) at  9 a.m. Thursday, March 4. There will be 1,000 appointments for Super Seniors available online, and there will be 1,000 Super Senior appointments available via special telephone appointment line at 200-2700.  Both the online and phone registration will close when available appointments have been exhausted.

    UMC’s community clinics continue to administer vaccines to seniors 65 and older in their patient database as well as to underserved areas throughout El Paso County.

When the consolidated registration system with the City is completed, UMC will likely not have online registration events.

On Friday morning, the city and county announced that the two entities will combine COVID-19 vaccine registration systems to help make it easier for El Pasoans to register and to bring more vaccines to the city.

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