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20% of El Paso’s vaccine doses to be set aside for ‘super seniors’

EL PASO, Texas -- The City of El Paso announced Wednesday that it will be dedicating 20% of its weekly vaccination hub allocation to the Borderland's most vulnerable population, or "super seniors" as city officials call them.

That shift in procedure to the vaccine rollout will begin with the next shipment of vaccines that the city receives.

Those who have registered through the city portal that are 75 years of age or older will be notified when they can get vaccinated, officials said.

As of Wednesday, the city was allocated 134,574 vaccines. And officials said they have given out 105,430 of those vaccines, or about 78 percent.

The city's registration wait list for a vaccine now has over 170,000 people on it.

City officials said they are also working to provide vaccinations for those that are home-bound.

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Jerry Najera

Jerry Najera is an ABC-7 reporter/photographer.

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