All second-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments scheduled from Tuesday through Thursday at the Alamodome have been postponed because of a delayed shipment of vaccines from the state, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.

Appointments scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 2), Wednesday (Feb. 3), or Thursday (Feb. 4) will be rescheduled for Feb. 16, Feb. 17, and Feb. 18, respectively, according to Metro Health. Contingent on the successful delivery of the doses, the appointments will occur at the same time of day they were originally set for. For example, appointments scheduled at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, have been rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 18.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the doses that have been allocated to us by the state have not arrived at this time,” said Anita Kurian, Metro Health’s assistant director.

Affected vaccine recipients should not be concerned about the extended time between their first and second dose, as this new set of dates still falls within Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Kurian said in the release.

“Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose,” she said. 

Metro Health experienced a similar delay last month after receiving a delayed shipment from Pfizer. Appointments originally scheduled for Jan. 18 were subsequently rescheduled for Jan. 20.

Anyone who originally scheduled a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday appointment at the Alamodome will be contacted by the City through the email address or phone number they provided when registering for their appointment, the statement said.

For more information on how and where to get a COVID-19 vaccination in San Antonio, click here.

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