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3 in 4 eligible San Antonians have gotten vaccinated. Here’s where you can this week

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Aquí para español.

This blog is updated every weekday. It includes the latest COVID-19 data from San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District, which is updated weekly on Wednesdays, as well as statewide reporting from The Texas Newsroom.

About 75% of San Antonio’s eligible population are fully vaccinated. More than 90% have received at least 1 dose.

The guidance on COVID-19 boosters has changed again. And with every change and with active internet disinformation campaigns, it gets more difficult for many people to trust what they are hearing.

On this episode of Petrie Dish, host Bonnie Petrie speaks with Dr. Tracey Baas of Texas Biomedical Institute about timing, mixing and matching, who should be getting it, and more.

Here’s where you can get a vaccine in San Antonio this weekend and early next week:

Saturday, Oct. 23 

  • Realty ONE Group Emerald from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Pfizer)

Sunday, Oct. 24

  • Villa Maria Residence from 4-5 p.m. (Pfizer)

Tuesday, Oct. 26

  • Antioch Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pfizer)
  • Sisters of Holy Spirit & Mary Immaculate from 3-5 p.m. (Pfizer)

Wednesday, Oct. 27

  • Alpha Home from 5-7 p.m. (Pfizer)
  • SAMMinistries Clinic from 5-7 p.m. (Pfizer)

Thursday, Oct. 28

  • Coker United Methodist from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pfizer)
  • Second Baptist Church from 3-6 p.m. (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J)

Friday, Oct. 29

  • Harlandale ISD STEM High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J)

The city has an ongoing mass vaccination site at the Alamodome, open from Wednesday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m. Booster shots are available at all of these sites, but are not eligible for the city’s gift card incentive.

All Metro Health-run clinics, except the Alamodome, offer flu shots for free.

Latest Bexar County updates

COVID-19 transmission in San Antonio has been declining since early September. Officials reported more than 209 new cases on Friday, bringing the area’s total to 319,158 since March 2020.

There have been about 256 new cases reported every day this week on average. There have been 12 new deaths in the last week. More than 4,742 people have died from the virus in the area in total.

The area’s positivity rate is now 2.1%.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have also dramatically declined since September. There are now 282 people hospitalized as of Friday — a decrease of more than 1,000 patients.

Click here for more information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio (aquí para español).

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