UIW administers 260 Vaccines at Southside High School

A UIW medical student administers a vaccine to a Southside ISD student.

The University of the Incarnate Word is anticipating a busy back-to-school season in the Southside ISD. On Thursday, July 15, UIW medical students and nursing students joined their professors for a mass vaccination clinic at Southside High School. Children entering school for the first time and seventh-graders received booster shots. Additionally, COVID vaccines were also administered to students and family members over the age of 12. Together, 259 life-saving vaccines were administered.

  • 161 back-to-school shots
  • 91 Pfizer COVID vaccines
  • 7 Johnson & Johson COVID vaccines

Doctors are urging people over the age of 12 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because the dangerous coronavirus Delta variant is spreading across the country. The next big mass vaccination clinic for back-to-school shots and COVID vaccines takes place on Thursday, August 5 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Southside High School. The vaccines are free.

Participants, in addition to the University of the Incarnate Word, included the Bexar County Health Collaborative, Wellvana from the Susan Hall Community Health Clinic, La Mision Clinic, Amerigroup, and Community Labs.

Students who were vaccinated also received a ticket to Fiesta Texas.