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How to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio when appointments are available

If appointments are full now, more may open up each week as more vaccines are received

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The city of San Antonio is working to distribute thousands of doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, both Moderna and Pfizer, to eligible residents.

Four vaccine distribution sites have been announced so far: the Alamodome, the WellMed Elvira Cisneros Senior Community Center on the South Side, the Alicia Treviño López Senior Community Center on the West Side, and the Wonderland of the Americas.

Some slots may have already been filled, but here’s what you need to know to get your name on the list:

Alamodome Vaccine Site

  • The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays.
  • For the week of Jan. 18, the Alamodome will be administering 2,000 vaccines each day. However, due to a delay in the city of San Antonio receiving a shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, scheduled appointments at the Alamodome for Monday, Jan. 18 will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20.
  • To register for the vaccine, visit covid19.sanantonio.gov/vaccine, or call 311 and select option 8. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • Anyone that lives in Bexar County or in one of the other 26 municipal districts are able to come to the Alamodome to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, according to city leaders.
  • If appointments are full, you can still keep up to date with vaccine appointment openings at covid19.sanantonio.gov/vaccine.

WellMed Elvira Cisneros Senior Community Center

  • Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are subject to change. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • For the week of Jan. 18, WellMed will be administering 1,000 doses of the vaccine each day.
  • To register for the vaccine, call 1-833-968-1745. The toll-free phone line will be answered between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Even if you can’t get through, city officials urge you to continue calling.
  • For those without reliable transportation to the vaccine site, city officials urge you to call your City Council District Office for further assistance.

Alicia Treviño López Senior Community Center

  • Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are subject to change. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • For the week of Jan. 18, the center will be administering 500 vaccines each day.
  • To register for the vaccine, call 1-833-968-1745. The toll-free phone line will be answered between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Even if you can’t get through, city officials urge you to continue calling.

Wonderland of the Americas

  • This vaccine site is managed by University Health System.
  • You can learn more about how to be notified when appointments become available at University Health online.
  • You’re asked to arrive no more than 15 minutes early for your appointment at Wonderland of Americas. Parking is available in the garage off Fredericksburg on the lower level. Then, follow the signs to the University Health COVID-19 vaccine location.

Those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines include healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities, known as Phase 1A, and Phase 1B, which includes residents over 65-years-old or residents 16 and older with a chronic medical condition.

These chronic medical conditions include: cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), heart conditions, solid organ transplantation, obesity and severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Read more on our vaccine page.


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