The city of San Antonio is working to distribute thousands of doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, including Moderna and Pfizer, to eligible residents.
On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating the Johnson and Johnson vaccine because of unusual clots that occurred in patients 6 to 13 days after vaccination. As a result, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is not being given at this time.
To ensure seniors get vaccinated, the city has also established a COVID-19 vaccine wait list for residents who are 65 and older. People can register online in English at sanantonio.gov/waitlist or in Spanish at sanantonio.gov/listadeespera. They can also call 311 and select option 8 or call 210-207-6000 for assistance. The hotline will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
There are currently four public vaccine distribution sites in San Antonio: Metro Health’s clinic at the Alamodome, a Wellmed clinic at Elvira Cisneros Senior Community Center on the South Side, a WellMed clinic at the Alicia Treviño López Senior Community Center on the West Side, and University Health’s clinic at the Wonderland of the Americas.
WellMed has opened online registration for both of its clinics. The link can also be found here.
While all adults are eligible to get vaccinated, vaccine providers have been instructed to prioritize older people and people with underlying health conditions that may put them at greater risk of severe illness.