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UTEP receives about 1,000 more COVID-19 vaccines

Courtesy of UTEP

UTEP has received another shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, according to an email sent by President Heather Wilson on Tuesday. 

Wilson said the University will be able to vaccinate about 1,000 more high-risk students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29 at the Interdisciplinary Research Building.  

Faculty, staff and students who have completed the vaccination questionnaire and consent forms and are in the highest priority groups will get an email to schedule a vaccination appointment, Wilson wrote. These forms may be found at

This marks the second batch of vaccines sent to UTEP to administer to its community. Last week, UTEP vaccinated 1,148 people in the highest priority groups, which includes healthcare workers, people involved in the COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs, those who are 65 and older, and those 18 and older who have a health condition that makes them vulnerable to COVID-19. 

UTEP will continue conducting its vaccine program by appointment only, with no walk-in vaccinations permitted.

Anahy Diaz may be reached at [email protected]; @by_anahydiaz on Twitter. 


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Anahy Diaz
Anahy Diaz, is a bilingual Multimedia Journalism, Political Science and Chicano Studies student at The University of Texas at El Paso. She has helped lead The Prospector, as editor-in-chief, copy editor and multimedia editor by writing and creating news packages. Anahy currently works as an intern for NBC News Los Angeles, and has previously interned with NBC’s Today and Weekend Today. Anahy’s published work can also be seen in Borderzine, KERA News, KTEP, KTSM Channel 9 and KVIA Channel 7. As a first-generation college student, Anahy hopes to join the field of broadcast after graduation covering news, politics, and entertainment.
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