KSAT Q&A: Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ruth Berggren hopeful a ‘targeted’ approach will help get more people vaccinated against COVID-19

Dr. Ruth Berggren talks with Steve and Myra about Fiesta events that will provide COVID-19 vaccinations.
Dr. Ruth Berggren talks with Steve and Myra about Fiesta events that will provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

SAN ANTONIO – Here are three takeaways from Dr. Ruth Berggren’s appearance on KSAT Q&A on Thursday.

  • Dr. Berggren says community outreach including speaking with church groups, various organizations and taking mobile vaccination clinics into neighborhoods is helping to change the minds of people once hesitant to get a shot
  • She sees a lot of working parents finding it easier to take advantage of mobile vaccination sites
  • Metro Health and UT Health teaming up to offer Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine at multiple events and locations during Fiesta 2021
Lineup of Fiesta events offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. (KSAT)

About the Authors:

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Myra Arthur reports and anchors KSAT News at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sharing the stories of her hometown is a dream come true. Myra graduated from high school in the Alamo City and went on to earn a journalism degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She came back home to San Antonio to join the KSAT 12 News team in 2012.