Metro Health is working with community agencies to host COVID-19 “pop-up” vaccine clinics using health and equity data to coordinate events. No registration is needed. Partner Agency: Metro Health Vaccine Manufacturer: Pfizer and J&J NOTE: Only Pop-up events hosted by Metro Health are eligible for the $100 HEB gift card incentive. Other partner agency pop-up events are NOT eligible.
Written by City of San Antonio on Sep 26 2021 - 3:16pm
Beginning September 24, Metro Health will offer a $100 H-E-B gift card to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccinations among San Antonio and Bexar County residents to become fully vaccinated. “We hope that individuals who are still not vaccinated will take advantage of this incentive because it will take all of us getting vaccinated to end this pandemic,” Metro Health Director Claude A. Jacob said. “Our COVID vaccines can help prevent someone from getting and spreading the virus to others, and they can prevent serious illness or hospitalization.”
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 9 2021 - 1:34pm
By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune Resistance is growing to Gov. Greg Abbott's May executive order that Texas schools can't require masks, with an advocacy group suing to block the order and two of the state's biggest districts indicating that they want to mandate masks anyway.
Written by Dtennison on Jul 23 2021 - 1:41pm
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) recently partnered with Hallmark University to film a series of new TV spots for their "What Will It Take?" vaccination campaign. The new campaign encourages San Antonio residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their loved ones, and others in San Antonio. The city’s TVSA production team recorded Hallmark University students' personal stories, experiences, and inspirations to connect with those still unvaccinated against the coronavirus.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jul 15 2021 - 1:57pm
Where can you get vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus? This map has COVID-19 testing locations around San Antonio. Some locations require an appointment, others don't, the information for individual locations is provided below.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 8 2021 - 1:23pm
For the past 16 months, the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Homeless Division has worked alongside Corazón San Antonio, Centro San Antonio, SAPD's HOPE Team, Municipal Court staff, and other partners to operate a resource hub for unsheltered homeless clients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Downtown Resource Hub was located at San Fernando Gym, providing food, COVID vaccinations, showers, hygiene items, information on COVID-19, masks, case management, ID Recovery, clothing, and connection with community resources.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jul 8 2021 - 1:03pm
July 10th has been designated by Mayor Ron Nirenberg as SA Vaccine Day, and the City of San Antonio and Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) will host a COVID-19 vaccine event as part of a partnership to encourage residents to get vaccinated. During the event, each person who gets vaccinated will be entered to win a Spurs season package – which includes two tickets to 10 games. The winner will be announced during a Facebook Live event on the Metro Health page at 1 p.m. and will be contacted by SS&E to redeem.
Written by San Antonio Current on Jun 14 2021 - 5:24pm
The failure of Texas’ electrical grid during February's winter storm likely killed hundreds more people than the state officials have so far acknowledged, according to a new data analysis by BuzzFeed News. Reviewing federal mortality data, the news site estimated that 702 people died during the week of the storm, which cut off power to millions of Texans during freezing weather. That toll is multiple times higher than the official count of 151 shared by state health officials.
Written by Kelley Shannon on May 31 2021 - 8:47pm
Texas lawmakers approved two key transparency measures this session to ensure greater access to public records after some governments closed off information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Greg Abbott signed both bills in the final days of the legislative session. The laws take effect Sept. 1.
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 24 2021 - 3:42pm
Scroll down to see the questions from the District 5 Candidate Runoff Debate, then click on the link to jump to that spot in the video with the candidate's answer. The Westside Neighborhood Association Coalition hosted the District 5 Runoff City Council Debate with Teri Castillo and Rudy Lopez on May 22, 2021.