SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has started scheduling appointments for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Patients who received the first dose of the vaccine by noon Wednesday at the Alamodome are eligible, a news release said.
Previously, people who were already vaccinated were told to register online one week prior to when their second dose was due, but that’s not the case anymore, officials said.
Patients will receive a phone call from Metro Health to schedule their second dose. If a person missed the call and would like to schedule, they can call 311 and select option 8 or send an email to COVIDemail@example.com.
Currently, only front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities (called Phase 1A) plus people over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19 (called Phase 1B) are currently eligible to receive the COVID‑19 vaccine.
Phase 1B recipients include:
- People 65 years of age and older
- People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Solid organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
As Bexar County continues to receive more vaccines, more appointments will be opening. Residents are urged to check daily to see if there are appointments available on the city’s website or by calling 311 and selecting option 8.
Hours of operation for the Alamodome vaccine clinic are currently from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.