Sunday evening, the City of San Antonio reported that all COVID-19 vaccination appointments scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17, at the Alamodome clinic have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20. Appointments made for the Monday date will take place at the same times on Wednesday.
Tuesday vaccination appointments at the Alamodome also will be rescheduled, although those details were unclear Sunday night.
The reason given for the rescheduling is a delayed shipment from Pfizer, the maker of the COVID-19 vaccine that was to be administered.
“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the doses that have been allocated to us by the state have not been shipped to us from the manufacturer,” said Colleen Bridger, assistant city manager.
Bridger expressed hope that the shipment will arrive within the next day or two and cautioned that Wednesday vaccinations are contingent upon receipt of the vaccine delivery.
Anyone who originally scheduled a Monday or Tuesday appointment at the Alamodome will be contacted by the City through the email address or phone number they provided when registering for their appointment, and volunteers scheduled for the clinic will be notified by San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
On Sunday, the City reported 1,676 new coronavirus cases, plus 536 backlogged cases now added to the total of 148,555.
The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Bexar County reached 1,439 Sunday, with 436 patients in the ICU and 244 currently on ventilators. Of all hospital patients in Bexar County, 36.2% are hospitalized with COVID-19.
Three new deaths have been reported, which occured in the within the past 14 days. One resident of Wurzbach Nursing and Rehabilitation, a Hispanic male between age 80 to 89, was reported dead, and one resident of Alamo Heights Health and Rehabilitation, a Hispanic female between age 80 to 89, died at Northeast Baptist Hospital. A white female between age 90 to 99, a resident of Brookdale Alamo Heights senior apartments, also died.
Ninety backlogged deaths were reported, bringing the total number of Bexar County COVID-19 deaths to 1,809. All backlogged deaths occurred between July 4 – Dec. 31, 2020.