Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination, Booster Clinic Taking Place Tuesday In Front Of Bexar County Jail – KSAT San Antonio

Clinic to take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in 200 block of N. Comal Street

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SAN ANTONIO – A pop-up COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinic is taking place on Tuesday at the Bexar County Jail, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

The event will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in front of the adult detention center in the 200 block of North Comal Street, not far from West Martin Street and Interstate 35 downtown.

On Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinic will be hosted by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots are free and no appointment is needed. For those wishing to receive a booster shot you should bring your vaccination card, the press release said.

The BCSO said as the COVID-19 infection rates continue to trend upwards in the community, the importance of mitigating the spread of the Omicron variant remains a priority for public health at-large. The Center for Disease Control recommends vaccinations for everyone ages 5 years old and older.

BCSO pop up clinic and booster drive-through. (KSAT)

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District recently raised Bexar County’s COVID-19 risk level to “severe” due to a rise in daily cases in the last two weeks. Metro Health says the current positivity rate is at 27.3% and there is an increase in stress on the local hospital system. There were 3,894 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths reported on Monday. Officials say 506 patients are hospitalized, 22 of whom are pediatric.

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“Our community is undergoing a surge of COVID-19 cases due to the fast-spreading Omicron variant, and we all need to continue to take precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “While the case numbers are surging, the data indicate that vaccines are preventing severe illness. Vaccines remain the best defense against any variant of COVID-19. Get vaccinated, wear a mask and stay home if you are sick.”

The pop-up clinic is being hosted by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office along with the Texas Department of Emergency Management, the Texas Military Department, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rebecca Clay-Flores, and Bexar County Precinct 2 Commissioner Justin Rodriguez.

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Sarah Acosta is a weekend Good Morning San Antonio anchor and a general assignments reporter at KSAT12. She joined the news team in April 2018 as a morning reporter for GMSA and is a native South Texan.

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