KSAT Community update: University Health System partners with Bexar County Precinct 2 Commissioner Justin Rodriguez for a drive-thru flu shot drive

Flu shots are available at no cost for those without insurance

To make an appointment for the flu shot drive-thru, visit ksatcommunity.com

SAN ANTONIO – Do you need to get your flu shot?

Bexar County Precinct 2 Commissioner Justin Rodriguez is partnering with KSAT Community partner University Health System to host a drive-thru flu shot drive on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

Medical professionals from University Health System will set up in the Nelson Wolff Stadium parking lot to administer flu shots, with participants receiving their shot in their own vehicle.

Most major insurances are accepted, and vaccines will be available for those without insurance. There are 1,000 flu shots available at this event.

“Health experts are urging everyone to get a flu vaccination to reduce the potential of overlapping epidemics, which could be devastating for our community,” said Commissioner Justin Rodriguez. "We are providing low-cost and no-cost options and targeting the most at-risk and underserved to ensure everyone has the opportunity to reduce transmission rates and the severity of respiratory illnesses.”

To protect the health and safety of everyone involved, protocols will be in place to ensure mask use and proper social distancing practices are followed for media, participants and volunteers at the event.

This event is possible through additional support from the City of San Antonio, the San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Public Works, the Bexar County Office of Emergency Management and University Health System.

“We are really excited to be able to offer more flu vaccines to the community this fall, and grateful to be working with Commissioner Rodriguez and Bexar County to do this," said Anita Martin, Director, Community Relations/Corporate Communications for University Health System. "Being able to host the event at Wolff Stadium will make getting the vaccine convenient for many people in the area who might otherwise not have easy access. And we know these things: vaccines save lives, and this year it’s more important than ever to protect yourself against the flu. Flu and COVID-19 symptoms can overlap, and it is possible to be infected by both at once, which heightens the risk for severe complications. By getting the flu shot, you not only protect yourself but also your loved ones, your neighbors, your coworkers, essential workers, and even people you may never meet.”

For additional questions on registering for the drive, call 210-358-7020. This event is open to the public, although an appointment is required. To register for the event, click here.

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health System, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.

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