By Rachel Dowler

UT Health San Antonio has provided more than 160,100 COVID-19 vaccinations since first opening its vaccine hub site in December 2020. The Hurd Auditorium was transformed in December to become one of the most robust vaccine operations in the San Antonio, administering an average of 1,000 vaccinations per day at its peak demand.

That move contributed to Bexar County boasting higher vaccination rates than state and national averages, said infectious disease specialist Jason Bowling, MD. As of June 8, more than 64% of Bexar County residents have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 50% are fully vaccinated, according to the City of San Antonio.

“We have delivered a significant number of vaccines in San Antonio at a time when access was limited and supplies required cold temperature storage, which our facilities, as a health science center, could maintain,” he said.

Vaccines are now accessible throughout the city through medical practices, clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores and other vaccination hubs such as the Alamodome and University Hospital’s vaccination center at Wonderland of the Americas. It’s a good time to transition the Hurd Auditorium back to learning space for students and faculty, said Cindy Sickora, DPN, RN, professor and vice chair for practice and engagement in the School of Nursing.

UT Health San Antonio will continue to administer vaccines at its Medical Arts and Research Center, at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, and at Wellness 360 on the Long Campus. Although walk-ins are available, people are encouraged to schedule a vaccine appointment. Patients of UT Health San Antonio’s primary care clinics can also request a vaccine during office appointments. Additionally, vaccines are being administered across the city through a mobile health unit.

UT Health San Antonio now offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those 12 years and older, following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Federal Drug Administration recommendation to extend the emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines to this age group.

This website,, provides information and the link to UT Health San Antonio’s online scheduling website, where any community member may schedule COVID-19 vaccines for themselves and/or their eligible children.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at UT Health San Antonio.

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