SAN ANTONIO – The COVID-19 vaccine may have been put on the fast-track for approval but the process of actually getting the vaccine has been a bumpy road for many people hoping to get inoculated.
Even some people who were fortunate enough to already get the first dose are still finding the process to be confusing.
In Texas, people who fall in the Phase 1A and Phase 1B categories can get the vaccine, if they can find it available.
Four main public 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 University Health site at the Wonderland of the Americas. H-E-B has launched a registration portal on its website for people who are looking to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but there are no slots available locally because the pharmacies are still waiting for more vaccine doses.
Phase 1A includes front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities and Phase 1B includes people over the age of 65 or anyone over the age of 18 with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19.
One of the most frequently asked questions submitted to our website by KSAT viewers in recent weeks is, “How do I get scheduled for the second dose of the vaccine?”
We reached out to the biggest vaccine distributors in San Antonio for the answers.