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On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Information and FAQs

This page is updated regularly as new information becomes available.  Last updated: 7/15/2021.

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  Upcoming Clinic Information 

clinic schedule

Location:
Dates:
  • July 14, 23
  • August 2, 11
Time:
  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Details:
  • Walk-ins accepted during clinic hours. No appointment needed.
  • Vaccine available: Moderna

What to Expect at Our Clinic

Review the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet and explore the COVID-19 vaccine information available on the CDC's website.

You will be asked to complete consent paperwork prior to receiving your vaccine. These forms will be provided to you when you arrive.

Make sure you have the following on hand at check-in:

  • Photo ID
    • Note: You do not need to prove U.S. citizenship to get a vaccine and Metro Health will never share your information with any immigration or law enforcement agencies.
  • Insurance card
    • Only needed if you are insured. There is no cost to patients for the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of health insurance status.
  • Vaccination card
    • If you are coming to the clinic for your second dose.

A nurse will administer a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is administered via an intramuscular injection in the upper arm (deltoid muscle). After receiving your vaccine, you will be asked to remain on site for 15-30 minutes per the CDC’s recommended post-vaccination observation period.

Please note: You cannot receive the vaccine if you,

  • Are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Currently meet the quarantine/isolation criteria for COVID-19

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 90-day period, consult your physician for recommendations regarding obtaining the vaccine at this time.

The following parking options are available for on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics:

  • Attendees with a current valid UTSA parking permit may park in available spots as designated by their permit type.
  • Attendees without a current valid UTSA parking permit may use short-term hourly paid parking available at the Ximenes Avenue Garage (XAG), Bauerle Road Garage (BRG), or Tobin Avenue Garage (TAG).

» View the Main Campus Parking Map

UTSA students, faculty and staff are eligible for free bus rides with a VIA U-Pass. VIA also offers free bus rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments for members of the San Antonio community with proof of a confirmed vaccine appointment. Contact UTSA Recovery Operations if you need written confirmation that you will be attending one of our upcoming walk-in clinics. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone age 12 and older in Texas is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine currently available at UTSA is the Moderna vaccine, which is authorized for adults 18 and older.

COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone at no cost to the patient.

The vaccine provider might bill your insurance for a small administrative fee, which will be covered by the COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF). For uninsured patients, administrative fees are covered by the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program.

No, participation in the COVID-19 vaccination program is strictly voluntary and confidential.

The Moderna vaccine requires two doses administered 4-6 weeks apart. Metro Health will schedule your second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment on-site after you have received your first dose at UTSA.

For vaccine clinics held on campus, employees do not have to use accrued leave time. Employees who will be going off campus for the vaccine (e.g. UT Health) can flex their schedule to cover the time missed, if approved by their supervisor. If flexing cannot be supported employees must use their accrued leave.

The following parking options are available for on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics:

  • Attendees with a current valid UTSA parking permit may park in available spots as designated by their permit type.
  • Attendees without a current valid UTSA parking permit may use short-term hourly paid parking available at the Ximenes Avenue Garage (XAG), Bauerle Road Garage (BRG), or Tobin Avenue Garage (TAG).

View the Main Campus Parking map here.

ADA and Disabled Veteran parking is available on campus near the clinic site at the Denman Ballroom. The Denman Ballroom is accessible via ramps and elevators in accordance with UTSA ADA policies.

If additional accommodations are required, contact RecoveryOps@utsa.edu prior to your appointment and let us know how we can assist you.

At this time, we have partnered with Metro Health to provide on-campus clinics for the Moderna vaccine.

The Moderna vaccine requires a series of two doses, with the second dose administered four to six weeks after the first dose.

Metro Health will schedule your second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment on-site after you have received your first dose at UTSA.

Possible side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines include flu-like symptoms (chills, tiredness, and headache) as well as pain, swelling, and redness at the injection site. These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine and should go away in a few days. Comprehensive information about COVID-19 vaccines, including side effects, safety data, and efficacy rates, can be found on the CDC's website.

Experts say the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for most people. Consult your doctor regarding timing to receive the vaccine if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 90 days and/or have received antibody treatments in the past 90 days for COVID-19 infection.

You should not get the vaccine if you:

  • Have had severe allergic reactions to any ingredients in the vaccine
  • Have had any other vaccinations in the previous 14 days
  • Are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Currently meet the quarantine/isolation criteria for COVID-19

You should consult your medical provider prior to getting the vaccine if you:

  • Have autoimmune conditions
  • Have a moderate to severe acute illness
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have had a severe allergic reaction to other types of vaccines or injectable therapies

You are welcome to decline the offer for the COVID-19 vaccine. Your supervisor will not be notified. However, please note that due to the limited number of doses allocated to UTSA at this time, we cannot guarantee that the vaccine will be available at UTSA should you wish to receive it at a later date.

Yes. However, anyone currently infected with COVID-19 should wait to get vaccinated until after their illness has resolved and after they have met the criteria to discontinue isolation. Consult your doctor regarding timing to receive the vaccine if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 90 days and/or have received antibody treatments in the past 90 days for COVID-19 infection.

Yes. Incoming students are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Yes. Incoming students are welcome and encouraged to receive their vaccine from UTSA during any of the on-campus clinics we will be hosting this summer.

To make sure you don’t miss out on on-campus vaccine clinic opportunities, sign up for mobile appointment availability alerts by texting utsavaccine to 226787.

At this time, UTSA has partnered with Metro Health to provide on-campus clinics for the Moderna vaccine, which is currently authorized for individuals 18 and older. If you are under 18, we encourage you to explore options for vaccine providers offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Yes, your family members are welcome to be vaccinated at our on-campus clinics. Please note that at this time the vaccines available at UTSA are approved for individuals ages 18 and older.

If you cannot return to campus for your second Moderna dose, you are welcome to get your second dose at another location. When scheduling your second dose with another vaccine distributor:

  • Schedule your appointment for no earlier than 28 days and no later than 6 weeks after your first dose.
  • Confirm that the vaccine you receive will be the Moderna vaccine, and not the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Your second dose must be the same brand as your first dose.
  • Confirm that the vaccine distributor you have chosen is willing to provide second dose-only appointments.