‘It’s an amazing step forward’: San Antonio residents anticipate arrival of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

The first shipment of the vaccine is expected to arrive on Monday

‘It’s an amazing step forward’: San Antonio residents anticipate arrival of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
‘It’s an amazing step forward’: San Antonio residents anticipate arrival of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

SAN ANTONIO – Some San Antonians are eager to get the newly-approved Covid-19 vaccine.

Although doses will be limited in the vaccine’s first wave, and only available to a select few, the vaccine itself is proving to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

“This is finally a point maybe where things will get better,” one San Antonio man said.

The Pfizer vaccine is the country’s first to be approved by the FDA.

San Antonio is expected to receive a shipment as early as Monday and health care workers will be the first to receive the vaccination.

Sean Parrott said he looks forward to the day that he can roll up his sleeve.

“I’ve had some illness in the past that have made me susceptible to the virus,” he said.

Although it’s not clear when the vaccine will be made available to the general public, one man believes it could take time before people welcome it.

“I know there’s probably going to be people who are going to be a little weary of taking the vaccine,” a local man said.

The U.S. is also considering a second Covid-19 vaccine that is made by Moderna, Inc. If approved by the FDA, the Associated Press reports it could roll out in another week.

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About the Authors:

Steven Cavazos is a traffic anchor and general assignments reporter in the weekday mornings at KSAT 12.

Before starting KSAT in 2017, Lee was a photojournalist at KENS 5, where he won a Lone Star Emmy in 2014 for Best Weather Segment. In 2009 and 2010 Lee garnered first-place awards with the Texas Association of Broadcasters for Best Investigative Series in College Station, as well as winning first place for Staff Photojournalism in 2011 at KBTX.