It’s never been easier to get a COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio, no appointment necessary

Residents have several walk-in, drive-thru options to choose from without an appointment

A University Health team member administers the COVID-19 vaccine at Wonderland Mall. Courtesy: Mark Greenberg, Photographer / Visual Content Creator, University Health
A University Health team member administers the COVID-19 vaccine at Wonderland Mall. Courtesy: Mark Greenberg, Photographer / Visual Content Creator, University Health (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County residents no longer have to go online or wait on the phone to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

They now have an easier option -- walk-in or drive-thru service without an appointment. And there are several places around town to get one.

University System offers walk-in service at the lower level of the Wonderland of the Americas at 4522 Fredericksburg Road at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Loop 410 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Free parking is available in addition to several VIA bus routes.

Walk-in service is also available at the St. Phillip’s College Library/Center for Learning Resources weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p,m., but only for second doses for the time being. People wanting a first dose need to go to the Wonderland of the Americas. First dose vaccines at St. Phillip’s College will resume on May 17. The college is located at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive. Parking is available in lots #12, 13, 20, additionally, the THCA building is completed and parking is available on the west side of the building facing Walters Street and 21.

A limited number of walk-in opportunities are available at the Robert Green Campus at 903 W. Martin St. downtown from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays only.

For more information about University System vaccination services, click here.

Walk-in services are also available at many retail outlets around the city.

H-E-B pharmacies are now taking in walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccine during a limited time on the weekdays.

Officials with the San Antonio-based grocery chain said all pharmacies will accept walk-ins from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For all other times, people will need to make appointments. H-E-B officials said appointment times are posted daily at vaccine.heb.com.

You can now walk into a CVS Pharmacy and get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. Walk-in appointments are being offered at 800 locations in Texas.

Same-day scheduling, including appointments as soon as one hour from the time of scheduling, is also available online. The company’s COVID-19 vaccine scheduler is updated throughout the day to account for same-day cancellations.

Walmart and Sam’s Club stores across the United States have expanded access to the COVID-19 vaccine for employees and customers.

The retail giants announced it will offer the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to people via appointment or walk-in.

Texans can choose from more than 500 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in the Lone Star State, according to a news release.

And if you don’t want to get out of your car, then drive to the Alamodome parking lot to roll up your sleeve at a drive-thru clinic.

People ages 16 years and older can now get a vaccination without an appointment from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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