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Took 7 hours to fill 3,000 UMC ‘super senior’ vaccine spots

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EL PASO, Texas -- University Medical Center of El Paso finally closed registration for 3,000 vaccination appointments for "super seniors" - those 70 years of age and older - at 4 p.m. Thursday.

A UMC spokesman indicated it took seven hours to fill those spots after the hospital had opened its registration website and phone line at 9 a.m. but had hundreds of appointments remain available throughout the day.

"Super seniors" were able to register online at UMCelpaso.org or by calling 915-200-2700. Both the telephone number and website have since closed after all the available appointments were finally taken.

Initially, a total of 2,000 appointments had planned to be offered for "super seniors" online and by phone, but officials indicated they raised that number to 3,000 in an effort to allow as many as possible to sign up.

This is the second time recently that a UMC special registration for "super seniors" has taken significant time to fill all the spots. It's contrasted with a broader vaccine registration event earlier this week which saw UMC's website become overloaded and crash.

"On Tuesday, we had 87,000 people all at once vying for 4,000 appointments. At no time today did we have more than 2,000 hitting the registration page," UMC spokesman Ryan Mielke told ABC-7 on Thursday afternoon.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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  1. Stop holding those vaccines and distribute some of them to the general public. What kind of asinine management are you under? Oh yes, I forgot. The senile puppet biden administration management.

  2. What the senile puppet biden administration is trying to do is have this influx of unaccompanied children in then let the parents claim them once the kids are here and wala. Automatic residency. Then eligible for welfare, free healthcare, free college, free diapers and they don’t even have to take a COVID test or vaccine. They are the new America. Don’t believe it? Keep watching. Meanwhile 108 illegals testing positive in Texas are set free washout the vaccine into the US. Where did they go? Maybe in your neighborhood right now.

    1. The 108 crossing at Brownsville never happened. That was debunked. They only let 25 per day in and they are all tested for covid. Those who test positive must quarantine for 10 days and then be retested.

    2. Nadodave went for the melanin and now feels a need to go against it. Lol. Kinda like the whites who fought Japan and then married a jap. Lol. The low IQ Americans. Meanwhile the blacks and Mexicans stay with our own. But the nadodave’s are experimenters. Lol. Mira!!!! Que curiositos! Que son? Son nadodaves! Mezclados! White man’s fantasies!

  3. Nado has little TURDs running around in his home, then turns around and bashes them. Go figure. No telling what nado is. IT? Maybe he’s an IT.

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