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11/5/21 | From the Chief Medical Officer: Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines now available

November 5, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, students and residents: UT Health San Antonio offers COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. Convenient appointments can be scheduled for both children and adults at COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling. A parent, legal guardian or authorized representative must accompany the child throughout the vaccine appointment at UT Health San Antonio. […]


11/3/2021 | Message from the Chief Medical Officer: COVID-19 vaccine approved for children ages 5 to 11

November 3, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, students and residents: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has endorsed the recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. Information about scheduling your child’s vaccine at UT Health San Antonio will be disseminated tomorrow. This […]


October 4, 2021 | Update on campus safety protocols

October 4, 2021

Dear UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows: To provide a timely update on safety protocols for UT Health San Antonio locations, please be reminded of the following: Masking Everyone should wear masks on campus and at every operating location of our organization. Vaccine Boosters UT Health San Antonio is now providing […]


September 23, 2021 | Non-essential travel suspended through Dec. 31

September 23, 2021

Dear UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows: Due to continued concerns with the highly infectious and emerging COVID-19 variants, non-essential travel that does not support vital humanitarian efforts or critical business functions should be suspended through Dec. 31, 2021. We recognize the desire to resume normal operations, yet data continues to […]


9/21/21 | COVID-19 booster vaccines for our faculty, staff and students available

September 21, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, students and residents: Following recommendations set forth by the Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 17, 2021, UT Health San Antonio is now providing COVID-19 vaccine boosters to our front-line health care workers, as well as all other faculty, staff, students and residents. Pfizer boosters will be administered and can be given […]



August 23, 2021 | Everyone should wear masks on campus

August 23, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, students and residents: In recent days much has been publicly discussed about the wearing of face masks. For example, in dispute in Texas and elsewhere is whether a “mask mandate” is legal or not. I write today to make clear our UT Health San Antonio policy: Everyone should wear masks on campus […]


July 30, 2021 | Additional caution needed as COVID delta variant cases increase

July 30, 2021

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Residents and Fellows: Thank you to everyone who has complied with the campus precautionary measures requested last week due to the highly contagious delta variant. The enhanced spread of the delta variant compels us to reinstate strong recommendations regarding masking and our having no communal or shared meals. New CDC data […]


July 23, 2021 | COVID-19 testing is available

July 23, 2021

Dear UT Health San Antonio community: As the demand for COVID-19 testing increases, we are providing instructions for convenient COVID-19 testing at Wellness 360, which serves as the Employee and Student Health Center, through the School of Nursing. If you are symptomatic (headache, fever chills, upper respiratory symptoms, loss of smell or taste) and need […]


July 20, 2021 | Announcement about the delta variant and masks

July 21, 2021

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Residents and Fellows: We at UT Health San Antonio are closely monitoring the recent increase in community prevalence and transmission of the COVID-19 virus. At present, elsewhere and here in San Antonio, the latest surge is predominantly related to spread by the COVID delta variant. The delta variant is about four […]