- Wikimedia Commons / bratislavskysamospravnykraj
- A health worker draws a syringe full of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.
SA Metro Health took to Instagram Tuesday to inform followers that elderly residents need only present a valid picture ID with a date of birth to be vaccinated at the Alamodome location.
Previously, the Department of State Health Services had given Texans 80 years old or older priority when scheduling appointments. However, technology, transportation, language and occupational barriers still prevented many elderly and people of color from accessing doses.
To combat the transportation barrier, VIA Metropolitan Transit offers free rides for anyone traveling to or from an appointment at a city or county-sponsored COVID-19 vaccination site, including the Alamodome and the Wonderland of the Americas mall.
Walk-in hours for people 75 and older are Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
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