Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine, booster in San Antonio

Vaccinations are now available without appointments in many locations

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise again across the United States, health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they have yet to do so.

As of January 2022, the U.S. has three COVID-19 vaccines available — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.

The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for those 5 years of age and older, and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are for those at least 18 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Boosters are recommended for everyone 16 and older, and the Pfizer booster is allowed for children as young as 12. Read more from the CDC here.

According to the City of San Antonio, vaccines are widely available and appointments are not needed in many places.

Doses of the COVID-19 vaccines come from the federal government to the states to be distributed. Texas distributes its allotted vaccines to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs and other clinics.

The state health department has a vaccine finder on its website here, and Vaccines.gov also has a locator for people across the country.

The city also holds pop-up vaccination clinics. For more information, click here. For people here in San Antonio, here’s where to find a COVID-19 vaccine.

Metro Health’s Alamodome Vaccine Site

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District administers drive-through vaccines at the Alamodome from noon-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.

Appointments are no longer required but if you prefer to make an appointment, you can register online here. Booster shots for 12 to 15-year-olds will be given starting Jan. 12.

University Health

University Health offers the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at several pharmacy locations. An appointment or registration isn’t needed. Locations include:

An adult family member or guardian must accompany children to provide written consent for the vaccination. Read more here.

Other places can find COVID-19 vaccines:

You may be able to find the vaccine through your primary care physician or other healthcare providers. You can call your providers to see if they have any available.

Retailers with pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, H-E-B, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco and Target are also offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Visit the retailer website for more information.

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