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SAN ANTONIO (November 12, 2020) — Councilwoman Sandoval, State Representative Ray Lopez, the UT Health chapter of Frontera de Salud, Metro Health, and Sul Ross Middle School have partnered together to host a free drive-thru flu clinic. This event will take place November 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sul Ross Middle School, 3630 Callaghan Road, 78228, in District 7. People can register at https://tinyurl.com/SulRossFluClinic.
“We were thrilled with the success of the flu clinic at Villarreal Elementary, so we’re hosting a second clinic to help residents prepare for flu season,” said Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. “I’m grateful to the students of Frontera de Salud and Metro Health for making this event possible.”
"Our community has learned that preventative medicine is key to living a long and prosperous life. Now more than ever, it is so crucial that people, young and old, receive their flu shots to help mitigate the spread of flu viruses and COVID-19,” said State Representative Ray Lopez. “It's fantastic that we can have a coalition of elected officials and offices here helping to promote public health and healthy living."
“This year we know that the flu and COVID 19 will be co-circulating in our community this upcoming season. We need to work together to maximize the prevention of co-infections. We want the public to know that getting the flu vaccine is more important than ever this season.” said Dr. Anita K. Kurian, Assistant Director of Metro Health.
"Frontera de Salud is excited to once again join Councilwoman Sandoval and Metro Health to provide flu vaccines in this critical season,” said Jessica Wong, medical student at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine. “We hope to raise awareness on the importance of vaccinations in keeping our community healthy."
“At Sul Ross we take pride in being the center of the community,” said Principal Faustino Ortega. “We are happy to partner with everyone that is making this happen. Keeping our families and community safe during this pandemic is important so we can resume normalcy.”
People seeking a free flu vaccine must register at https://tinyurl.com/SulRossFluClinic. Registration is first come, first served. There are enough vaccines for 240 people.
Face masks and an ID are required. No animals are allowed on campus.
For more information about immunizations and to see upcoming events please visit the Metro Health website.
Frontera de Salud at UT Health San Antonio is a student-run service organization that provides preventive health services and education to the medically underserved in San Antonio and South Texas.