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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: 5/7/2021.

Upcoming Clinic Information 

On-campus vaccine clinics to be held:

May 13, 14, 17, and 24: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
June 3: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Walk-ins available while supplies last. More information.

 

UTSA is a closed vaccine distribution site. As the university receives additional allocations of vaccine doses, the Roadrunner community will be notified about available vaccine clinic appointments. 

Please note: The information and FAQs below apply to vaccine appointments held on the UTSA Main Campus. For information about appointments scheduled with UT Health San Antonio, visit our UT Health vaccine page.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

UTSA COVID-19 vaccine clinics are conducted in the Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28). All patients are required to wear a mask and social distance. Please arrive no later than your scheduled appointment time. UTSA cannot guarantee vaccine availability for late or missed appointments.

Prior to your appointment, you should review the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) fact sheets for the COVID-19 vaccines offered at UTSA (Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). The vaccine brand offered at the on-campus clinics is determined based on availability.

When you arrive, you will be asked to complete two consent forms and an insurance information form. Please review this paperwork ahead of time. To expedite your check-in process, you may complete the form in advance and bring printed copies with you to your appointment. Otherwise, these forms will be available at the clinic.

During your appointment, 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, at the time of your appointment, 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.

Parking Information

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


Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility and Appointments

Per the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), everyone age 16 and older in Texas is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. We have received allocations of the Moderna vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, which are approved for adults 18 and older.

When the university receives additional allocations of vaccine doses, UTSA Recovery Operations will notify the campus community via an announcement on our vaccine webpage as well as via an email to all current students, faculty and staff providing clinic details and registration instructions.

To subscribe for vaccine appointment availability text/mobile alerts, text UTSAvaccine to 226787. More information.

No. The doses currently being distributed to medical providers have been paid for by U.S. taxpayer dollars. Livingston Med Lab will bill your insurance for a small administrative fee. For uninsured patients, Livingston will bill this cost to the CARES Act.

Many of the vaccine clinics hosted at UTSA in the coming weeks and months will have walk-in appointments available. Please consult this webpage and the announcement accompanying the clinic you wish to attend to see if walk-ins are available. For all walk-in opportunities, vaccines are available while supplies last.

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

If you receive the Moderna vaccine from UTSA, please be advised that the Moderna vaccine requires two doses administered 4-6 weeks apart. After you have received your first dose from UTSA, your second appointment will be automatically scheduled for the same time and day of the week 28 days after your first appointment.

The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine requires a single dose.

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.

 

Medical Questions

As a closed vaccine distribution site, UTSA receives limited allocations of vaccines from the state as determined by availability at that time. At this time, we have received allocations of the Moderna vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

The vaccine you will receive is determined by availability at the time of your appointment. If your preferred vaccine is not available, you are welcome to decline the vaccine.

The Moderna vaccine requires a series of two doses, with the second dose administered four to six weeks after the first dose. After you have received your first dose of the Moderna vaccine from UTSA, your second appointment will be automatically scheduled for the same time and day of the week 28 days after your first appointment.

The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine requires a single dose. 

Yes. When UTSA receives a first dose allocation, a second dose allocation is automatically provided to the university in accordance with the recommended dosage interval.

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 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.