El Paso ISD extends vaccination program to students ages 12 and up

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Independent School District is now expanding COVID-19 vaccination efforts to students ages 12 and older.

Through the district’s Vaccinate Before You Graduate program, EPISD high schools will offer on-campus vaccines to students.

This comes as the FDA announced on Monday the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in children ages 12 to 15. Previously, it only allowed those ages 16 and older to be vaccinated.

EPISD is working with Immunize El Paso to get as many students immunized against COVID-19 before the end of May.

Immunize El Paso will offer free vaccines to eligible students and their families, as well as faculty
and staff, at each of EPISD’s traditional high schools. Middle school students are asked to register
at the high school nearest to their home campus.

“We are looking forward to celebrating graduations and the end of the school year with an additional sense of safety,” said Alana Bejarano, EPISD’s Director of Health Services.

The Vaccinate Before You Graduate clinics will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on the following dates and
locations:

  • May 17 at El Paso High & CCTA @ El Paso High
  • May 18 TMECHS & Chapin @ Chapin
  • May 19 at Irvin
  • May 20 at Austin
  • May 21 at Burges
  • May 24 at Andress
  • May 25 at Franklin
  • May 26 at Coronado
  • May 27 at Jefferson/Silva
  • May 28 at Bowie

All students aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. Students under the age of 18
must have parental consent. Please bring an official form of identification and a health insurance
card if you have it.

Students and family members who wish to participate in the Vaccinate Before You Graduate program should REGISTER HERE.

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