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File #: 21-2339   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Community Health and Equity Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2021
Posting Language: A briefing providing updates on the community-wide COVID-19 vaccination efforts. [Anita K. Kurian, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, Assistant Director, Health]
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MEETING: Community Health and Equity Committee

DATE: March 16, 2021

DEPARTMENT: Health

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Anita K Kurian, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, Assistant Director -Communicable Disease Division

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

SUBJECT: A briefing providing updates on the community-wide COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

SUMMARY:
San Antonio's COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Hub providers will share updates on the community-wide vaccination efforts.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Beginning in January, Texas established large vaccination sites or hubs around the state. The goal of these hubs is to provide more people the vaccine in a coordinated community-wide effort.

Metro Health, University Health, UT Health and two Well Med clinics are mass vaccination hubs in Bexar County. Since January 2021, in accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services' guidance, each of these agencies have been involved in COVID-19 vaccine administrations to the eligible critical population groups. This briefing will provide an update on each individual hub's registration process, the weekly appointment allocations and a summary of the vaccination efforts including the number of vaccines administered, the geographic distribution of the residents including selected demographic characteristics receiving vaccines at each of these hubs.

The presentation will be shared by Mr. George Hernandez, CEO, University Health; Dr. Robert Leverence, M.D, UT Health San Antonio; Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, MSN, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Clinic Operations, WellMed Medical Management, Inc; Anita K. Kurian, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, Assistant Director, Metro Health and Mr. Bryan Norris, Assistant Chief, Executive Officer of Emergency Services, San Antonio Fire Department.

ISSUE:
The Bexar County COVID-19 Vaccination hub leaders would like the opportunity to brief the Community Health and Equity Committee on the community-wide COVID-19...

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