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 B Kay Richter on Dec 15 2016 - 5:20pm
The anti-vaccination movement is gaining strength in Texas, apparently. At least, that's a concern of Dr. Julie Boom, one of the state's leading vaccers, the director of Texas Children's Hospital's immunization project. Boom recently spoke at a conference in San Antonio, imploring health workers to recommend scheduled vaccinations as strongly as possible.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Aug 9 2016 - 6:47pm
It's back to school time again, and children of all ages are required to receive minimum immunizations in order to be eligible to attend school in Texas. Why are minimum vaccinations required? And what makes these and other vaccines important? NOWCastSA sat down with Dr. Dennis Conrad for a conversation on immunizations to find out.
Written by nancypjohnson on Aug 24 2011 - 12:17pm
Thousands of San Antonio students missed out on welcoming the new school year with their classmates because they didn't have the state-required vaccinations.Pascual Gonzalez, Northside Independent School District Executive Director of Communications, said 1,849 students were sent home on the first day of school because they didn't have the state-required immunizations.