COVID-19

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Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial opens at UT Health San Antonio, University Health

January 7, 2021

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.



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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.



Woman sick on couch with cough.

Allergy symptoms to soar on Christmas Eve, or could it be COVID-19?

December 23, 2020

High winds and cold temperatures are expected to trigger a massive release of mountain cedar pollen. Adults and children who are allergic may experience itchy eyes, nose and throat, and they may have a cough or a runny nose.



Masked holiday women.

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.



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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.



Woman sneezing.

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.”