May 23, 2024

VA Medical Center in San Antonio will receive the first round of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19

On Wednesday, The South Texas Veterans Health Care System will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech to those who are front line health care workers and veterans who are residing in long-term care Community Living and Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder centers.ย 

There are a total of 37 VA Medical Centers that will be getting the vaccine across the county. These sites were chosen because of their ability to distribute the vaccination in large numbers and to safely store the vaccines in extreme cold temperatures as required.ย 

โ€œThe South Texas Veterans Health Care System is proud to be a part of the initial 37 VA medical centers receiving the vaccine,โ€ said Christopher R. Sandles, Medical Center Director/CEO. โ€œWe are dedicated to ensuring all Veterans receiving care at VA and our employees are ultimately offered the vaccine.โ€

This vaccination is one of two that needs to be administered 21 days apart. The side effects appear to be of other vaccines and short lived. There have been no reports of any complications from people receiving the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech.ย 

Veterans who are interested in seeking additional information and to be updated when it is their turn can do so by visiting the Keep Me Informed Tool the Veterans Affairs has set up.ย