CONTACT: Michelle Vigil, (210) 207-8172
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 25, 2020) – The University of Incarnate Word (UIW) Cardinal Clinic and Metro Health have partnered to host a free drive-thru flu clinic. This event will take place October 3, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at UIW’s School of Osteopathic Medicine located at 7615 Kennedy Hill Drive located in District 3.
A total of 200 people will be eligible to obtain a free flu vaccine. This partnership will continue to administer free flu vaccinations locally, dates and details will be shared with the public in the next weeks. “The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine wholeheartedly supports and works alongside our health professions partners through UIW Cardinal Clinic. In collaboration with the City of San Antonio Metro Health District, we are excited to launch the drive-thru flu vaccination campaign on October 3, 2020. It is imperative that San Antonio continues to work together to stay healthy throughout the flu season. The UIW Cardinal Clinic's goal is to improve access to healthcare for underserved and vulnerable members of the community. We encourage our neighbors to sign up for the upcoming drive-thru event via Eventbrite to get their flu vaccine and to continue practicing social distancing as we navigate through the hurdles of COVID-19. As UIW’s health professions programs continue to expand their reach, we embrace the opportunity to provide individuals with the best healthcare support possible; the best is yet to come. We will get through this together, “said Dr. Robyn Phillips-Madison, Dean of UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine
“As we head into the flu season, I am eager to host the first city-wide drive-thru flu vaccination campaign in District 3. The primary benefit of the seasonal flu shot is to help protect you and your loved ones’ well-being. Said Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran “With our partners, we are being proactive to combat the spread. Getting a flu shot is more important than ever"
It is important for the public to begin preparing for the upcoming flu season. “We know both flu and COVID 19 will be co circulating in our community this fall & winter. So we need to work together to maximize the prevention of co infections. In this context, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this season.” said Dr. Anita K Kurian, Assistant Director of Metro Health.
Participants must register prior to attending the event. To receive a free vaccine, please register here. For individuals who are not able to register online, please call: 210-643-3266. Face masks are required. No animals are allowed on campus. For more information in Spanish, please contact Dr. Emma Santa Maria with UIW at 210-643-3266 or (English) Dr. Peter Stranges with Metro Health at 281-773-0852.
For more information about immunizations and to see upcoming events please visit the Metro Health website.