UMC opens registration for first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — University Medical Center opened COVID-19 vaccination appointment registration for Categories 1A and 1B (healthcare workers, first responders, anyone 65 and older or others with certain underlying health conditions) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

UMC received another allotment of vaccine doses and opened the registration to accomodate more people.

These appointments will take place at the El Paso County Coliseum by appointment only. Your second-dose appointment will be scheduled for you after you receive your first dose. Walk-up vaccinations are not being accepted. You must have an appointment.

UMC will also announce when the appointment registrations have all been filled for this allotment.

To make an appointment, visit UMC’s website at

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