By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
El Paso health officials have reported the 6th confirmed measles case this month, the first cases reported since 1993. The latest case is a male in his mid-20’s.
Anyone who visited the following places on the dates and times noted below should review his/her immunization status to confirm that they are properly immunized against measles:
Date Location Time
Sunday, 7/21/19 Walmart at Cielo Vista (7101 Gateway Blvd W) 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday, 7/23/19 Veteran Affairs Main Clinic (5001 N. Piedras) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 7/23/19 Walmart at Cielo Vista (7101 Gateway Blvd W) 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Anyone who: 1) visited any of the above locations on the dates and times referenced AND 2) develops a fever and rash, should call their health care provider immediately. Additionally, those who are concerned that they may have been exposed or who would like more information may call 2-1-1.
“We can’t stress enough the importance of being vaccinated against measles. It is our best defense and very well proven for over 50 years now all across the world”, says DPH Director, Robert Resendes. All three Department of Public Health Immunization Clinics are operating Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will remain open during the lunch hour. Clinic locations are: Central El Paso (5115 El Paso Drive), Henderson (721 South Mesa Street), and Ysleta (110 Candelaria Road).
Parents and legal guardians are required to bring a photo ID and child’s immunization record. The administration fee for vaccines is $10.00 per child for one vaccine and $15.00 per child for those eligible for the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC) or Adult Safety Net. The DPH immunization clinics accept all Medicaid plans, CHIP (El Paso First only), credit and debit cards (Visa and Mastercard). Appointments can be made by calling 915-212-6555 or for additional information, visit www.EPHealth.com.