Thousands receive COVID vaccines, highest risk UT Health patients are next

January 4, 2021

UT Health San Antonio has handed out approximately 8,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine since the first injections began Dec. 15. 

Front-line health care workers, physicians, nurses and students who interact with possible COVID-19 patients received the first shots. The vaccines were made available to all UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff and students Dec. 28.

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Be merry and masked during winter holidays

December 21, 2020

Although the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is now here, cases and hospitalizations continue to soar and holiday travel and gatherings are cause for concern for many. However, recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide recommendations for safely celebrating the winter holidays.

Masked holiday women.


A tribute to heroic service

December 18, 2020

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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Triple threat: COVID-19, smoking and mountain cedar pollen

December 18, 2020

“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.”

Woman sneezing.


The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but the fight is not over

December 17, 2020

Ruth Berggren, MD, infectious disease specialist for UT Health San Antonio, explains the excitement surrounding the arrival and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and the importance of not letting our guard down during the holidays.