According to a city news release the third vaccine shot is available for people with “moderate or severely” compromised immune systems.

A partial list of eligible conditions includes:

-Having treatment for cancerous tumors or cancers of the blood

-HIV-positive

-Had a stem cell transplant

-Had an organ transplant and are taking an immunosuppressant.

The news release says that eligible recipients can only get the third vaccine shot if it’s been at least 28 days after getting the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Third dose vaccinations are by appointment, which can be made by filling out a registration at www.EPCovidVaccine.com or by calling 915-212-6843.

Some of the sites offering the 3rd dose shots are:

The El Paso Convention Center Noon to 6 pm Monday thru Friday and 8 am to 3 pm this Saturday.

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City Clinics throughout town including 220 S. Stanton, 9241 Alameda, 7380 Remcon circle and 9566 Railroad Drive. The available times at all those city clinics is 8 am to noon and then 1 pm to 5pm this Monday through Saturday.

Again, they’re asking that eligible citizens make their appointment ahead of time at www.EPCovidVaccine.com or at 915-212-6843.

The latest stats on Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas: total deaths are at 2,751. Breakthrough cases, meaning Covid infections among people who have been vaccinated are at 1,224. Out of that number, 108 patients had to be hospitalized, 19 had to be put in intensive care, 8 on ventilators. So far, there have been 12 deaths reported among people who had previously received vaccinations. It’s rare, but it happens so everyone should remain vigilant.

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