EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Immunize El Paso launched its Vax2School efforts by expanding its hours and opening new locations to help meet the demand before the school year arrives from parents who may have delayed health care for their children because of the pandemic.
“Multiple studies have shown a significant decline in childhood immunizations over the past year, and our crews are prepared to support the increased need,” said Danny Acosta, director of Immunize El Paso. “We want to ensure every child is protected and allowed to return to school in the safest manner possible.“
Immunize El Paso introduced a Wednesday evening clinic at its San Juan Clinic and is open Saturdays at its Eastside and Central locations. In addition to measles, tetanus and chickenpox vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines will be available for any child 12 years and older.
“With our new Eastside clinic, we have additional daily capacity, and our downtown clinic, which opened in January, we are confident that everyone who needs vaccinations will be served,” Acosta said.
Appointments via immunizeelpaso.org are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Medicaid, CHIP and most major insurances are accepted. Uninsured patients are seen for only $10. No child is turned away regardless of ability to pay.
To learn more, call 915-533-3414 or visit immunizeelpaso.org.