COVID-19

The safety of our patients, clinical staff and community are at the forefront of our response to COVID-19. On this page, you will find resources to help you navigate during this time as a family caregiver.

COVID-19 vaccine information

Priority access for people over 80 years of age do not need an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Bring your insurance information (if available), driver’s license or other form of identification to receive your vaccine, between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm, at UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing Hurd Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229.

We currently have open appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. You must be 16 years or older to receive the vaccine and will need to return in 21 days to receive your second dose. Schedule your vaccine online today!

If you have additional questions about UT Health San Antonio’s COVID-19 vaccines, please call 210-504-5200.

Prescriptions

Talk to their doctor or pharmacist about extending the number of days for a prescription during this time. Some pharmacies are also offering free delivery of prescriptions to help reduce the number of trips to stores.

Plan ahead

In response to COVID-19, many stores and other service industries may modify or temporarily cancel their services. Take the time to make plans for your next steps if your adult day care or respite care facility temporarily close or if you or another primary caregiver should get sick.

Navigating stress and coping with grief

Across the world, people are feeling impacted by COVID-19. While it is important to know and discuss the physical symptoms of this virus, an equally important conversation is the feelings of stress and grief.
Tips for caregivers to help process grief >>

Resources for family caregivers

Caring for the Caregiver: Resources and opportunities to digitally connect through online groups, telephone check-ins and videos on self-care activities.
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Alzheimer’s Association: Online live chat, 24/7 hotline for caregivers and tips on caregiving during COVID-19.
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The Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving: Information for caregivers during COVID-19, including a checklist to prepare your home.
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