‘Hope in a vial’: COVID-19 vaccinations begin at UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio made history when the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was administered to the university’s front-line health care workers, physicians, nurses and students.Read more
Faculty members Babatunde “Kay” Oyajobi, MD, PhD, MBA; Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR; and Moshtagh Farokhi, DDS, MPH, have been selected.
“We face a triple threat: Infection by two respiratory viruses, inflammation by tobacco smoke, plus a major allergen,” said Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS, a professor emeritus and environmental health expert. “Lungs, and their owners, can only take so much.”
San Antonians will have the opportunity to participate in the fifth international COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial beginning in January. Locally, 500 participants are being sought.
As hope finally begins to break across the dark horizon, we wish to thank and pay tribute to you for the unique and heroic contributions you have made in the battle against COVID-19. Together, we will continue to make lives better.
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Now is not the time to let down our guard. Simple behaviors can keep us all safe from COVID-19.