University Health offers a no-appointment option for seniors 80 and older to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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SAN ANTONIO – In response to the state’s expansion of eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all adults, people age 80 and older are invited to come to the University Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Upper or Lower Level at the Wonderland of the Americas at their convenience any day, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wonderland of the Americas is located at 4522 Fredericksburg Road.

To help make the process as easy as possible for this priority population, this no-appointment option is only available to those who are at least 80 years old. Photo identification with a date of birth will be required at the vaccination center.

If you have mobility issues, please pull up to the University Health tent area on the west side of the mall and someone will be there to assist you.

University Health is always looking for ways to make it easier for our vulnerable populations to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccines are cleared for Emergency Use Authorization after a rigorous review by the Food and Drug Administration based on scientific evidence about safety and effectiveness gathered through large clinical trials, according to University Health.

The COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19.

Having symptoms like fever after getting a vaccine is normal and a sign a person’s immune system is learning to fight the virus.

Texas opens COVID-19 vaccination to all adults

All adults are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that providers in multiple parts of the state have made great strides in vaccinating people in the current priority groups and that vaccine supplies are expected to increase.

The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone who falls under the current Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations to protect as many Texans as possible.

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Have any questions? Read the University Health FAQ page on topics about appointments, preparing for your vaccination and how to receive notifications about vaccine availability.

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