COVID-19 Media Coverage

San Antonio Report: Is vaccine supply outstripping demand? Local campaign looks to combat hesitancy

April 23, 2021

Dr. Mike Charlton, Risk Management & Safety, is quoted within this San Antonio Report story on vaccine hesitancy, sharing that the UT Health San Antonio superhub has seen a 4% no-show rate, as well as a decline in the total number of people seeking vaccinations; in response, the university has launched a social media campaign, […]

KSAT 12: Historically mild flu season could be bad news for next season’s vaccine

April 20, 2021

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, shares with KSAT 12 audiences that, across Texas, reported flu numbers remain low, a fact that reinforces the value of masking, social distancing and curtailed traveling. Watch the story.

Texas Public Radio: One in a million: What you need to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

April 20, 2021

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, reassures the public about the COVID vaccines, and the one-in-a-million scenario of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, in a 27-minute podcast on Texas Public Radio. Listen here. 

Medscape: More exercise linked to lower chance of severe COVID-19: Study

April 19, 2021

Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Rehabilitation Medicine, is quoted in this MedScape Medical News article that says the more exercise we do — the better baseline cardiac and pulmonary function we have — the better chance we have of withstanding the stressor of severe COVID. Read the story.

KSAT 12: Leading SA: UT Health San Antonio infectious disease expert weighs in on J&J vaccine complications

April 19, 2021

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, was a live guest on KSAT 12’s Leading SA Sunday morning news interview program. She discussed COVID-19 vaccine news including the latest on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the safety and effectiveness of mRNA vaccines and the current state of the vaccine rollout in our community. Watch here. 

Latino USA: Your COVID-19 vaccine questions, answered

April 16, 2021

Dr.  Amelie Ramirez, Institute for Health Promotion Research and Salud America!, speaks on a Latino USA podcast about overcoming vaccine hesitancy and taking the important step to be vaccinated (at the 12:45 mark). Listen here.