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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.

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Shelby Montgomery

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


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