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Mayor, county judge tout El Paso’s virus vaccination efforts

EL PASO, Texas -- At a joint news conference Monday, Mayor Oscar Leeser and County Judge Ricardo Samaniego touted El Paso's progress with declining Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations along with increasing success with vaccination distribution.

Samaniego discussed "the increment of the vaccines in our community and some of the rural (distribution) efforts that (we've) been involved in."

El Paso's two Covid-19 vaccine hubs are now getting a combined roughly 20,000 first doses of vaccine this week from the state of Texas — the largest shipment yet.

The City of El Paso's larger allotment now amounts to roughly 14,000 Moderna vaccine doses, more than double the amount it usually gets each week. Meantime, University Medical Center's hub - operated by El Paso County - will be getting about about 6,000 Pfizer doses.

Click here for ABC-7's guide to everything you need to know about how to get a vaccine in El Paso.

Shelby Montgomery

Las Cruces native Shelby Montgomery is an ABC-7 reporter who also co-anchors Good Morning El Paso weekends.



  1. The Centers for Disease Control revised their CoVID guidelines this week after analyzing new data from across the country; saying the odds of contracting the illness through surfaces is lower than 1 in 10,000.

    “It is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects (fomites), but the risk is generally considered to be low,” says the statement.

  2. I really Like Mayor Leeser so far. He hasn’t been slamming the panic button continuously like the morons Newsom, Grisham, Whitmer and on and on. And nothing to indicate he’s a control freek like our county judge that want(ed) to creatE mass poverty in EP with unnecessary shutdowns…like poverty isn’t something EP doesn’t have enough of.

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