Director of Operations Dusty Warden told ABC-7 they received notice of the shipment on Dec. 22. By the next day, they received the thousands of doses of the vaccine. The clinics were scheduled to be closed the next day for the holidays. (no one thought that altering holiday schedule was important to public health)
Warden told ABC-7 they used the two weeks to train staff, alert the public and ensure they had a “well-thought-out process” before they were ready to administer the vaccines. (they knew vaccines were coming so why weren’t they already trained?)
Immunize El Paso this week started accepting appointments for the 2,000 vaccine doses they received. The appointments are all booked and will be spread out between their clinics.
They do not know when they will receive another shipment.