El Paso County Offering Vaccines on First-Come First-Served Basis
Alright, I guess we need to prepare for a mass amount of people flooding to the Vinton area because the county will be offering up about 1,500 COVID-19 vaccines on a a first-come, first-served basis. Here are the pertinent details you need to know.
- Who - Anyone looking to get vaccinated who is 18 years of age or older
- What - El Paso County offering Johnson & Johnson vaccines to approximately the first 1,500 people
- When - Thursday (April 1st) starting at 9am
- Where - 510 E. Vinton
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego made the announcement on social media as the county tries to target vaccinating under-served areas of the community. The event will go on until all of the vaccines have been used. Judge Samaniego and El Paso County do recommend that to help speed up the process you should CLICK HERE and fill out the registration form and questionnaire.
This will be the second time the county has had an event like this. They had one last week in the Montana Vista area that also kicked off at 9am. Officials were trying to make sure that the people of that area were served first and asked people who didn't to wait until noon. Of course, those recommendations weren't followed and the line of traffic was huge by 10:30am. At that point they opened up the line to everyone. Judge Samaniego and El Paso County said there were some kinks that needed to be worked out from the previous event. Hopefully they are worked out by tomorrow morning's vaccination event.
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