The Center Square: More than 140 fully vaccinated people in Houston have tested positive for COVID-19, following trend of ‘breakthrough cases’ nationwide

April 16, 2021

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, was quoted in this article from a prior News 4 story regarding people coming down with COVID after getting the vaccine. Dr. Patterson underscores that this is not because these people got the vaccine; rather, it’s because they were exposed to COVID when they were not fully immune. Read the […]

Yahoo! Finance: ‘The abundance of caution is good,’ it gives clinicians time to figure out if the complications are due to the vaccine: Doctor

April 16, 2021

Dr. Owais Durrani, Emergency Medicine resident, speaks to Yahoo! Finance about the upsides of Americans being overly cautious of the COVID-19 vaccine as it gives clinicians time to figure out if the complications are due to the vaccine. He said the pause may even result in people having more confidence in the post-vaccine surveillance. Read […]

COVID-19 vaccines available now

April 15, 2021

UT Health San Antonio currently has open appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. You must be 16 years and older to receive the vaccine and will need to return in 21 days to receive your second dose. Schedule your vaccine online:

Gizmodo: The challenges of unravelling long COVID

April 14, 2021

Dr. Rachel Pearson, Pediatrics, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, is quoted in this feature on the challenges of unravelling long COVID. She believes that, in scientific inquiry, there’s much less harm to casting a broad net of inquiry in order to see what we find in the arena of long-haul COVID. Read the story.

KSAT 12 Q&A: April 12, Dr. Ruth Berggren, UT Health San Antonio infectious disease specialist

April 14, 2021

In this KSAT 12 Q&A, Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, spoke from a senior center where vaccinations were being administered, by the School of Nursing’s mobile vaccine administration unit, in order to answer viewers’ latest questions regarding how the vaccine is holding up to the variants. Watch the Q&A. 

KSAT 12: Thousands of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses on hold at local medical facilities

April 14, 2021

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, said that, in a few rare cases, where people had an allergy to mRNA vaccines, side effects of clots and bleeding are appearing indicating a possibility of an antibody being produced that’s binding to platelets and causing platelets to clump and be cleared. She recommends that those who have concerns […]