San Antonio: Viva Fiesta! COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinics Coming to Official Fiesta Events

Rudy Arispe, (210) 207-8172

SAN ANTONIO (June 17, 2021) – Metro Health is getting in on the Fiesta fun, and along with cracking cascarones and handing out Fiesta medals, the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to revelers via pop-up clinics at eight official Fiesta events thanks in part to the Fiesta San Antonio Commission.

"After Fiesta was cancelled last year because of the pandemic, we know San Antonio is ready to celebrate this city-wide party, but we also want to make sure people continue to get vaccinated, so we want to do whatever we can to reach people wherever they might be," said Dr. Anita Kurian, Metro Health Assistant Director. "We are also grateful to the Fiesta San Antonio Commission and Fiesta Organizers for working with us to have our mobile clinics at Fiesta."

"As we prepare to celebrate Fiesta 2021, we are happy to partner with Metro Health to have the COVID vaccine at our official events to get more people vaccinated to help make San Antonio a safer community against COVID-19," said Steve Rosenauer, Executive Director of Fiesta San Antonio Commission.

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As Fiesta moves to the middle of June this year, Metro Health advises people to dress accordingly because of expected high temperatures. Residents are advised to stay hydrated, wear a hat or cap, use sunscreen and seek shade during the afternoon hours. Cooling stations coordinated by the San Antonio Fire Department and VIA will be located throughout each Fiesta event where people can go if they begin to feel unwell because of the heat. Individuals will be required to use a face mask to enter a VIA cooling center bus.

Vaccine pop-up clinics will be set up at the following official Fiesta events:
  • Fiesta Fiesta: June 17th, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hemisfair, Clinic will be at the corner of South Alamo Street and Arciniega Street (Johnson & Johnson vaccine; 18 years and older)
  • Fiesta Carnival:  June 19th – June 27th:  4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alamodome Lot C (Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older)
  • Fiesta de Los Reyes: June 18th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Market Square, Centro de Artes lobby, 514 W. Commerce (Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 18 years and older)
  • Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta: June 19th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mission County Park Trailhead, 841 VFW Blvd. (Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 18 years and older)
  • Juneteenth Festival: June 19th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Comanche Park #2, 2600 Rigsby Ave. (Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 18 years and older)
  • Fiesta Run to Remember: June 20th, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood Drive (Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 18 years and older)
  • A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada: June 20th and June 27th, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Rancho del Charro, 6126 Charro Drive (Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 18 years and older)
  • NIOSA (A Night in Old San Antonio): June 22nd – June 25th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at La Villita, 418 La Villita St. (Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 18 years and older)

For info about other vaccine pop-up clinics, visit

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