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Delivery of second dose COVID-19 vaccines delayed

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Published on Monday, February 1, 2021

Delivery of second dose COVID-19 vaccines delayed

Alamodome appointments February 2nd- February 4th will be rescheduled for February 16th-18th, contingent upon arrival of the allocated doses

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Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

 
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COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779

 

SAN ANTONIO (February 1, 2021) – The shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to supply tomorrow’s scheduled second dose appointments has been delayed from the Texas State Health Department. As a result, all appointments scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, February 2nd thru Thursday, February 4th will be rescheduled for February 16th-18th at the same times.
 
“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the doses that have been allocated to us by the state have not arrived at this time,” said Dr. Anita Kurian Assistant Director of Communicable Diseases at Metro Health. “We understand that some may be concerned about the extended time between their second dose but we are within CDC guidelines to ensure the vaccine will still work with no issues. Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.”
 
Individuals who are scheduled for the stated dates will also receive further communication through the email address or phone number provided with their registration. 
 
 
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Se retrasa las citas de la segunda dosis de la vacuna COVID-19
 
Las citas para el Alamodome agendadas del 2 al 4 de febrero se reprogramarán para el 16 al 18 de febrero, dependiendo de la llegada de las dosis asignadas.
 
 
SAN ANTONIO (1 de febrero de 2021) - El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Texas retrasó el envío de vacunas de COVID-19 que corresponden a las citas de segunda dosis programadas para mañana. Como resultado, todas las citas que estaban programadas para mañana martes 2 de febrero hasta el jueves 4 de febrero se reprogramarán para el 16 y 18 de febrero a la misma hora.
 
“Lamentamos la molestia, pero las dosis que nos ha asignado el estado no han llegado hasta el momento”, dijo la Dra. Anita Kurian Subdirectora de Enfermedades Transmisibles de Metro Health. “Entendemos que algunos pueden estar preocupados por el tiempo prolongado entre su segunda dosis, pero estamos dentro de las pautas de la CDC para garantizar que la vacuna funcione sin problemas. Las vacunas Pfizer y Moderna COVID-19 se pueden programar para su administración hasta 6 semanas (42 días) después de la primera dosis.”
 
Las personas que están programadas para las fechas indicadas también recibirán comunicaciones a través del correo electrónico o el número de teléfono proporcionado con su cita original.

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