CONTACT: For members of the media, please contact:
Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172
For questions from the general public, please contact:
COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779
SAN ANTONIO (March 8, 2021) – 40,000 first-dose Pfizer vaccine appointments will be available starting today at 6:00 p.m. on the Metro Health COVID-19 vaccine registration website. Metro Health will have 10,000 appointments available each week from now through April 3rd.
Residents without access to the internet can call 311 option 8 for assistance with registration. As always, all appointments are contingent to vaccine shipments arriving on time. If there is a delay in receiving doses allocated to Metro Health and rescheduling is needed, the public will be notified.
As the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District continues to work with state and local partners to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to critical populations, within the phases designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The region continues to focus on vaccinating Phase 1A and 1B populations which includes healthcare workers, EMS providers, home health workers, long-term care staff residents of long-term care facilities and people over the age of 65 or over 16 with chronic health conditions.
DSHS has also included school and childcare personnel who are also now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Proper ID is required for these individuals to receive their vaccine. This group includes those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools;
- Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers)
- Those who work as or for licensed childcare providers, including center-based and family care providers.
Individuals who decide to opt-in to the City of San Antonio’s text alert system, can text VACCINE to 55000 or in Spanish VACUNA to 55000. By signing up they will receive a text notifying them of locations that have appointments available. Opting to this text alert system will not sign you up for a vaccine or add you on a wait list. This is an additional method to inform the community when new appointments are available. At this time notifications will be for the Alamodome, Wonderland of the Americas operated by University Health, and WellMed.
For more information please visit covid19.sanantonio.gov
FOUR WAYS TO SIGN UP FOR COVID-19 ALERTS
- Download the Ready South Texas app, available in the iTunes and Google Play stores
- Text COSAGOV to 55000 to receive SMS text message updates
- Follow @COSAGOV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Bookmark covid19.sanantonio.gov
Public service announcements on social distancing, prevention and testing are available here.