UTEP Approved as COVID-19 Vaccine Provider
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Some good news to share. We got word from the Texas Department of State Health Services that UTEP has been approved as a provider for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The next step is to actually be allocated vaccines to administer by the state.
Once UTEP receives vaccines, they will be administered to UTEP faculty, staff and students based on risk, following CDC and state guidelines.
In order to be vaccinated at UTEP, you must first complete the vaccine questionnaire and consent form at this link. If you have already completed the questionnaire, there is no need to fill it out again.
When a vaccine is available for you, you will receive instructions in your UTEP email about how to register and schedule an appointment to receive the first dose of the vaccine.
You will receive an injection in the muscle of your upper arm, similar to a flu shot. You will be asked to remain at the vaccination site for at least 15 minutes after the injection to monitor for any immediate side effects. You will receive follow-up instructions by email, including when to return for the second dose of vaccine.
It takes time for the vaccine to work, so you should continue to wear a mask and follow social distancing recommendations. UTEP policies on masks and distancing on campus will remain in effect.
If you have more questions about UTEP’s vaccination program, please visit utep.edu/vaccine.