City of San Antonio and Bexar County Reach Major Milestone in its COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
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SAN ANTONIO (October 14, 2021) – The City of San Antonio is acknowledging a milestone in its goal of getting San Antonio and Bexar County residents vaccinated against COVID-19 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

According to new data released from Metro Health today, more than 75% of residents are now fully vaccinated. To be exact, 75.6% (or 1,263,881) of vaccine eligible individuals, ages 12 and older, have now completed their vaccine series that will help prevent them from severe illness or hospitalization while also helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 90.7% (or 1,516,675) of vaccine eligible residents, ages 12 and older, have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.

"I want to thank all of our residents who have gotten their COVID-19 vaccines, which is helping us get closer to ending this pandemic," said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. "We must continue our vaccination efforts. By doing your part, you're helping keep others safe and healthy. Let's keep up the great work, San Antonio."

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Metro Health Director Claude A. Jacob noted that the City's strategy of offering weekly vaccine pop-up clinics throughout area neighborhoods to help increase vaccinations among residents is yielding positive results.

"The fact that more than 75% of our vaccine eligible residents are now fully vaccinated is certainly an achievement," Jacob said. "We have come a long way in this fight since March 2020. There is hope in this ongoing fight and it will take every one of us doing our part by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask, especially around those who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated."

Metro Health continues to remind the community to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status due to the upcoming holidays and planned family gatherings.

With the positivity rate continuing to decline, hospital conditions improving and the number of COVID-19 cases dropping steadily, the overall risk-levels have improved over the last few weeks which is welcomed news. By getting vaccinated now, residents can help end the pandemic, Jacob added.

For those who still need to get vaccinated, you can find a list of pop-up clinics at  www.covid19.sanantonio.gov or call 311 and select option 8. Vaccinations are also available at the Alamodome drive-thru clinic in Lot B from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays. No appointment needed. Metro Health also continues to offer a $100 H-E-B gift card for those who have yet to be fully vaccinated. The incentive is available at Metro Health pop-up clinics only and at the Alamodome.

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