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Mission

The Vaccinations for Health program is a collaboration between the El Paso Fire Department and the El Paso Department of Public Health to provide preventative health care to the uninsured and/or Medicaid who are 50 years or older.

 

Vaccines and Services

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is required to qualify for the program?
    To qualify you must not have health Insurance and/or covered under Medicaid.
    ​The age requirements are:
    •  50 years of age and up-Health Screen, Influenza Vaccine and ColoCARE
    •  65 years of age and up-Health Screen, ColoCARE, Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines
       
  •  Definitions
    • ColoCARE: Is a simple throw-in-the-bowl fecal occult blood test for detecting pre-symptomatic bleeding caused by gastrointestinal diseases.
    • Health Screen: Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose Check, and Pulse Oximetry (measures a patient’s oxygen saturation).
    • Influenza Vaccine: The Flu Vaccine contains the inactivated virus so that your body can develop antibodies against a specific strain of the virus.
    • Pneumococcal Vaccine: Immunization for the prevention of pneumonia.
       
  • What paperwork is required in order to receive the services?
    A picture ID or any other form of ID are recommended, but not required. All other paperwork will be provided on site.
     
  • What are the age limits (parameters)?
    •  50 years of age and up can receive the Health Screen, Influenza Vaccine, and ColoCARE
    •  65 years of age and up can receive Health Screen, ColoCARE, Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines
       
  • What day can we receive the mention services?
    The schedule will be posted on EPHealth.com.
     
  • What are the costs for receiving the services?
    None, but only persons:
    • 50 years of age and up can receive the Health Screen, Influenza Vaccine, and ColoCARE
    • 65 years of age and up can receive the Health Screen, ColoCARE, Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines
       
  • Is there any transportation to and from the location?
    No, not at this time.
     
  • Where are the services being provided?
    At designated Fire Stations. Location to be announced.
     
  • What are the hours of operation?
    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
     
  • Who is running the program?
    The El Paso Fire Department and Department of Public Health. Contact information is located at www.EPHealth.com or 311.
  • What are the services being provided?
    • ColoCARE for adults 50 years of age and older
    • Health Screenings for adults 50 years and older
    • Influenza vaccines for Adults 50 years and older
    • Pneumonia vaccines for Adults 65 years and older
       
  • Do I need the flu shot every year?
    Yes, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) it is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the seasonal flu.
     
  • Can I receive the flu shot or other services if I am currently ill?
    No, people who have a moderate-to-severe illness with or without a fever should wait until they recover to get vaccinated.
     
  • Where can I obtain further information?
    www.ephealth.com and 311
     
  • Is the location where the services are being offered handicap accessible?
    We will assist those that need assistance into the area to complete the Immunization and Screening.
     
  • Can I get directions to the location where the services are being provided?
    Location will be announced with directions, and more information will be available at www.ephealth.com and 311
     
  • Can my children get the flu vaccine?
    No, unfortunately this program is intended specifically for the elderly. Check with your pediatrician or the Department of Public Health for information on immunizations for your children.
     
  • What is Vaccinations for Health?
    The program is collaboration between the El Paso Fire Department and the El Paso Department of Public Health to provide preventative health care to the uninsured and/or Medicaid who are 50 years or older.
     
  • Can I go to any Fire Station for these services?
    No, we will be announcing the date and location of the service.
     
  • How long will it take?
    Wait times will depend on the amount of patients that participate. All participants will be required to fill out a short questionnaire and survey prior to receiving the service. The forms will be available at the location where the service will be provided.