UPDATE: As of the noon-hour on Friday, El Paso County officials said there was no wait at the Fabens drive-thru vaccine clinic site at the El Paso County Emergency Services District #2 office on 16001 Socorro Road - and roughly 1,000 Pfizer vaccines still remained to be distributed. No pre-registration is needed, it is first-come, first-served.
ORIGINAL REPORT: FABENS, Texas -- 1,500 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines are up for grabs. El Paso County is hosting another first-come, first-served vaccine drive-thru clinic in Fabens.
The county will distribute the Pfizer vaccine Friday, compared to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that was distributed at previous events.
County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said the dose of the Pfizer vaccine were allocated to this event before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration put a pause on distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“The J&J (vaccine) had been really had slowed down (here) almost three, four weeks ago,” Samaniego said. The county judge said the single-dose vaccine was his “go-to” vaccine, making it easier to distribute especially to those who are most vulnerable or live in rural or underserved parts of the community.
The clinic begins at 9 a.m. at the El Paso County Emergency Services District #2 office on 16001 Socorro Road and will continue until vaccines are depleted.
The event is targeting residents in Clint, Fabens, San Elizario and Socorro, but it is open to everyone 18 and older.