I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe. I want to share important information for El Paso veterans and servicemembers about the latest COVID-19 resources available to them and my upcoming virtual info session Veterans and Vaccines. It’s important everyone be aware of this information, so please feel free to forward this email to the heroes in your life.
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Veterans and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Starting Friday, April 9, 2021, all veterans enrolled in the El Paso Veterans Health Administration, their caregivers, spouses, and CHAMPVA beneficiaries, are eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the VA Medical Center located at 5001 N. Piedras, El Paso TX 79930.
Veterans of all age groups may contact the El Paso VA at (915) 564-6100 and select option 2 to request an appointment.
If you or someone you know is a veteran and is not registered with the El Paso VA, please contact the VA for the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and other medical service-related benefits.
Veterans can register with the VA by visiting www.va.gov or by contacting the enrollment office at (915) 564-6100 ext. 6150.
Veterans and Vaccines Virtual Info Session
Please join me for a virtual informational session about the COVID-19 vaccine and veteran benefits this Friday, April 9, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. MT.
Experts from the El Paso VA Health Care System, the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and the Veterans Benefits Administration will be available to provide the latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine and benefits available to veterans, servicemembers, and their families.
This virtual information session is free, open to all veterans and servicemembers, and will be conducted through Zoom. Attendees can register and submit questions here.
WHAT: Veterans and Vaccines Virtual Info Session
WHEN: Friday, April 9, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. MT to 10:30 a.m. MT
Blanca Aragon MSN, RN, El Paso VA Health Care System
Dr. Eric Glass, El Paso VA Health Care System
Col. Michael S. Oshiki, William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Joe Esparza, Veterans Benefits Administration
For more information about this event, please contact Carlos Murillo at 915-541-1400.
COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines, and Additional Resources
New information about COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout plan is coming out daily. Please visit my resource page on my websitefor the latest updates, recommendations from the CDC, and a Frequently Asked Questions section to know the latest. Additionally, visit the sites below to stay up to date.
The CDC provides updates on the virus and safety information for the public and healthcare professionals, as well as Frequently Asked Questions available here.
The City of El Paso has a hotline for residents to call for more information regarding COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine. The number is 915-21-COVID, or 915-212-6843.
The City of El Paso offers mobile testing centers throughout the city that are now open and are free of charge for any symptomatic or asymptomatic person. For more information on locations and operating hours, please click here.
Currently, the City of El Paso is administering COVID-19 vaccines to El Pasoans who are 18 years old or older. If you fall into this category, you may now be able to receive a vaccine depending on supplies and can pre-register on their website, or by calling their COVID-19 hotline at 915-212-6843. Vaccines have also been distributed to other local providers and I encourage you to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website to find a provider near you.
Lastly, please encourage your family and neighbors to subscribe to my newsletter, so I can provide them with timely updates. For news throughout the week, you can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter at @RepEscobar.
The safety and well-being of you and your loved ones are of the utmost importance. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office via email at Veronica.Escobar@mail.house.gov or by phone at 915-541-1400.