April 14, 2021Updated: April 14, 2021 11:39 a.m.
UTSA students cheer on the Roadrunners during a Southland Conference mens basketball game between UTSA and Southeastern Louisiana at the UTSA Convocation Center In San Antonio, Texas on February 8, 2012.
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The University of Texas at San Antonio announced they will begin offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments on-campus for students, faculty and staff, according to the university’s Twitter page.
The COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available on-campus this week and the next week with UTSA advising the Roadrunner community to check their email from the UTSA Recovery Operations sent April 12 for details, according to their website.
UTSA, did you hear the great news? COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available on-campus this week and next week. All current students, faculty and staff are welcome to schedule an appointment. For more info: https://t.co/XhK5qzp6HP #UTSA #COVID19 @UTSA_StuHealth pic.twitter.com/s7mUGdHjvg
— UTSA (@UTSA) April 14, 2021
The Roadrunner website advises everyone on campus to participate in vaccinations, but notes they are not requiring anyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Getting vaccinated is an important step you can take to protect your health and the health of your family, friends and loved ones. The vaccines are safe, effective and side effects are generally mild and only last a few days,” stated under their COVID-19 vaccine information site.
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UTSA COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be located at the Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28) and all will be required to wear a mask and stay socially distanced. Patients will also be asked to complete two consent forms and an insurance information form that UTSA advises everyone to review ahead of time.
The COVID-19 vaccines are free. No walk-in appointments will be accepted.
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Teresa Velasco is a digital producer for MySA. She has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast meteorology. She uses data provided by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others for her forecasts.