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Vaccinate Before You Graduate second-dose clinics scheduled

Vaccinate Before You Graduate Second Dose

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- June 1, 2021) — More than 1,000 students received the first dose of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine during EPISD’s Vaccinate Before You Graduate clinics last month, and now the District and its partners at Immunize El Paso are ready to dispense the critical second dose to those who participated.

EPISD will have 10 clinics at schools throughout the District to complete the vaccination regimen of those participated in the program last month. The clinics will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • June 7: El Paso High and CCTA at El Paso High, 800 E. Schuster.
  • June 8: Chapin High, 7000 Dyer.
  • June 9: Irvin High, 9465 Roanoke Dr.
  • June 10: Austin High and Young Women’s STEAM at Austin, 3500 Memphis Ave.
  • June 11: Burges High, 7800 Edgemere Blvd.
  • June 14: Andress High, 5400 Sun Valley Dr.
  • June 15: Franklin High, 900 N. Resler Dr.
  • June 16: Coronado High, 100 Champions Pl.
  • June 17: Jefferson/Silva High, 4700 Alameda Ave.
  • June 18: Bowie High at Guillen Middle, 900 S. Cotton St.

“We saw tremendous participation during our first-dose clinics, and we are encouraged by the turnout,” said Alana Bejarano, EPISD’s Director of Health Services. “It’s now imperative that those students and adults who got their first dose with us follow through and get the second shot in order to truly protect our community against this deadly virus.”

Only students and staff who received the vaccination at an EPISD clinic may participate and they should register for an appointment at:

Participants are asked to bring the vaccination card Immunize El Paso provided to them at the time of the first vaccine and to make an appointment at the site of their original vaccination site.

Vaccinate Before You Graduate is a collaboration between EPISD and Immunize El Paso to provide the vaccine to as many students in the District before the end of the school year. Students ages 12 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Story by Gustavo Reveles
Photo by Leonel Monroy