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About Coronavirus - COVID-19

Vaccinations

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine

The advent of COVID-19 vaccinations is a positive step in the pandemic fight. Here are some things to know about availability of the vaccine, and some do’s and don’ts to help you during the vaccine rollout.

DO

  • Do your research. Go online and check your primary care provider or local hospital’s website or social media for vaccine availability information.
  • Be patient. Know that vaccines are only available in limited quantities and that vaccinations for health care providers and first responders take precedence.
  • Check your eligibility. The Department of State Health Services website explains who is eligible to receive a vaccine and when.
  • Understand there is regional variability. Some regions may have vaccine available while others may not.

DON’T

  • Don’t just show up. Please do not arrive at your doctor’s office or hospital looking for the vaccine or information.
  • Don’t assume your local provider has vaccine available or that you can be vaccinated right away.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We are in the process of vaccinating eligible members of our employees and medical staff in accordance with FDA and state health services guidelines. These guidelines designate the initial doses of the vaccine for healthcare providers, and we continue to make vaccinations available to all employees and providers who want one as vaccines are available. Additionally, we have been vaccinating our sister groups, facilities and community healthcare providers and staff within the Phase 1A First and Second Tier designation.

The state of Texas has asked that we offer vaccinations for those that are in Phase 1B. This group is aged 65 and older and/or has specific chronic conditions. Given the current limited supply of vaccine, at this time, we are not providing large-scale community vaccinations. However, we are actively planning to offer this service and when the supply of vaccine is available, an announcement will be made to those that are eligible with instructions on location and how to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. 

Currently, there are four mass vaccination sites in San Antonio being run by the City and/or other healthcare providers. They are:

 

  1. At the Alamodome – information on appointments can be found at: https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/vaccine

     

  2. A University Health System clinic at Wonderland Mall – information can be found at: https://www.universityhealthsystem.com/coronavirus-covid19/vaccine

     

  3. At the Elvira Cisneros Senior Community Center
    517 SW Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221
    1-833-968-1745 *call volume may be high – continue to call until connected

     

  4. At the Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior One-Step Center
    8353 Culebra Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78251
    1-833-968-1745 *call volume may be high – continue to call until connected

     

While appointments at these vaccination sites may be full, you can continue to reach out or call 311 for more information.

 

For the most current information, please follow our social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, all @BaptistHealthSA, as we will be providing updates as we have them.

We’re here for you, your family and our community.

Baptist Health System works closely with the Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in our area. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we take every precaution to keep you, your family, our staff and our community safe.

Our COVID SAFE Standards

COVID SAFE standards are built upon deep clinical expertise from previous crises and on-going management of COVID-19, as well as continuous incorporation of CDC, CMS and State recommendations. They are a rigorous combination of infection prevention processes, training, testing, personal protective equipment and technology. Our COVID SAFE standards includes six components:
  • Distinct COVID SAFE and COVID CARE Zones – separate areas with clear signage and protocols
  • Rigorous Physician and Staff Protocols – daily screening, universal masking and access to PPE
  • Heightened Sanitization – enhanced cleaning of surfaces and plenty of hand sanitization stations
  • Access to COVID-19 Testing – in-house, rapid testing for patients, physician and staff who require it
  • Precautions for Patients and Visitors – provision of face masks, hand sanitizer and physical distancing
  • Enhanced Virtual Access – virtual care, remote monitoring and connectivity with loved ones

Additional Precautions

  • All outside groups and other events are canceled until further notice.
  • Entry into care sites is being limited. Anyone who enters will be screened carefully and requested to sanitize their hands.
  • Valet services are currently closed.
Protocols continue to adapt in real-time to follow federal and local health agency guidelines.

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As A Community Built on Care, we are here for you when you need us. For more information about novel coronavirus, go to the CDC website.

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