Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

San Antonio surpasses 1 million vaccinated, offers free Fiesta Texas tickets for people who get jabbed 

click to enlarge A San Antonio resident receives her shot at the Alamodome mass-vaccination site. - COURTESY PHOTO / CITY OF SAN ANTONIO
  • Courtesy Photo / City of San Antonio
  • A San Antonio resident receives her shot at the Alamodome mass-vaccination site.
San Antonio reached a milestone Monday in protecting residents against COVID-19.

As of the evening's coronavirus briefing, the city had administered more than 1 million vaccine first doses, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said.

At that point, 1,008,521 people, or 60% of the population, had received at least one vaccine dose, while 784,115, or 47% of population, were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

As enticement to keep the numbers moving, Metro Health offered to give away 20,000 one-day tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas to people who get vaccinated at its clinics or partner sites.

The giveaway begins Tuesday and the one-day tickets are valid through September 6. More details, including a list of participating vaccination sites is available at the city's COVID-19 website.

During Monday's briefing, Metro Health officials announced that the seven-day rolling average for new cases stood at 139. In January, during the worst stretch of the pandemic, that number peaked at more than 2,200.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation