EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — KTSM 9 News spoke with Mayor Oscar Leeser about vaccination efforts in the Borderland.
Current data shows that 71.1 percent of El Paso’s population is now partially vaccinated. The data also shows that 57.3 percent of the population is fully vaccinated and 3.7 percent of teens ages 12-15 are vaccinated.
“President Biden had announced that he wanted our country to be at 70 percent by July 4. We’re basically at 70 percent first vaccine and that’s what the president wanted,” Leeser said. “Our No. 1 priority this time, we were able to protect our community and our team members here at the city.”
City data shows that so far, El Paso County has administered more than 880,000 vaccine shots.
For a detailed look at COVID-19 cases in the Borderland and vaccination stats, visit epstrong.org.