UTEP set to begin vaccinating students next week

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief

UTEP will begin vaccinating all students next week as eligibility expands to everyone 16 and older in the state.

According to an email sent out by UTEP President Heather Wilson on Friday, April 2, the university expects to start offering vaccines to even more students who have not received them already.

UTEP has already been vaccinating remaining UTEP faculty and staff, as well as some students who work or live on campus.

The news comes a few weeks after UTEP opened its vaccination clinic to eligible faculty, staff and students’ household members in accordance with state guidelines.

To sign up for UTEP’s Vaccine Program, one must complete the one-time vaccine consent and questionnaire at vaccinequestionnaire.utep.edu. People will then receive an email to schedule their vaccination appointment once a vaccine is available for them.

“Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus safe and to keep yourselves and your loved ones healthy,” Wilson wrote in the email.

People already vaccinated can send an email to [email protected] to ensure the appointment is given to someone else.

According to UTEP’s COVID-19 data dashboard, during the week of March 22-28, 13 people tested COVID-19 positive through the university’s Coronavirus Proactive Testing Program, while 10 people tested positive within 14 days of visiting campus and 3 people self-reported their positive case.

For more information regarding UTEP’s vaccination program, visit utep.edu/vaccine.

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