SAN ANTONIO – Several local artists collaborated with the City of San Antonio to help increase awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.
The artists created murals that helped launch Phase 2 of the city’s COVID-19 prevention campaign entitled “What Will It Take.”
According to a news release, the second phase of the campaign features a partnership with the arts organization, Supporting Multiple Arts Resources Together.
The murals were created by Alex Rubio in District 5, Kaldric Dow in District 2, Jerry Garcia in District 4, Ana Hernandez in District 3 and Kim Bishop in District 7. The murals share messages of encouragement to get vaccinated and to also bring life to the walls of small businesses in the heart of neighborhoods.
“We are excited to see this campaign come to life. We hope that these murals serve as a reminder to our community to stay safe and to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Many of these murals feature our own neighbors and once again demonstrate how much our community cares for one another. We encourage our residents to tour the murals as they are installed,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a statement.
The campaign also includes on-the-ground outreach efforts and a “Paletas in the Park” program that brings vaccine information and a refreshing treat to families in areas of the city that have been most impacted by the pandemic.
Metro Health has created an interactive map of “pop-up” vaccine clinic events in Bexar County. The map allows residents to filter information by vaccine manufacturer, date, and location. Metro Health will continue to work with local community agencies to host these no-cost COVID-19 “pop-up” vaccine clinics using health and equity data to coordinate events. No registration is needed to attend these clinics and if residents have questions, they can call 311 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The campaign continues to remind residents to help to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, social distancing and ultimately get vaccinated as soon as they are able.