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COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-up Clinics

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SAN ANTONIO (July 2, 2021) – Toensure everyone who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has access to get one, Metro Health is informing residents on weekly pop-up vaccination clinics. Below is a listing of upcoming pop-up clinic locations for the week of July 3 – July 10.

Please note that clinic dates and times are subject to change. Check the interactive map of COVID-19 pop-up clinics, www.covid19.sanantonio.gov, for the latest updates.

SATURDAY, July 3 – MONDAY, July 5

NO POP-UP CLINICS

TUESDAY, July 6

SAT Airport Terminal A&B 9800 Airport Blvd 78216 9 am – 8 pm    Pfizer  Plaza Guadalupe/ Metro/CCDO/ Avenida 1327 Guadalupe  78207 11 am – 7 pm    PfizerSecond Baptist Church 3310 E. Commerce St  78220                1 – 6 pm    Pfizer and J&J  
Paul Taylor Field House
7001 Culebra Road 78238 3 – 6 pm    Pfizer  
 

WEDNESDAY, July 7

Blessed Angels Community Center  
14078 Nacogdoches Rd78247      8 am – 12 pm    J&J   
SAT Airport Terminal A&B 9800 Airport Blvd 78216 9 am – 8 pm    PfizerCrossroads Baptist Church 8300 Tezel Rd 78254 10 am – 5 pm      Pfizer  
Second Baptist Church 3310 E Commerce St  78220      1 – 6 pm    Pfizer and J&J  Autism Treatment Center 15911 Nacogdoches Rd Building 2  78247         4 – 7 pm    Pfizer 

THURSDAY, July 8

Palo Alto College Student Center Building Classroom SC130 1400 W Villaret Blvd 78224 Noon – 6 pm    PfizerSecond Baptist Church 3310 E Commerce St  78220      1 – 6 pm    Pfizer and J&J  

FRIDAY, July 9

SAT Airport Terminal A&B 9800 Airport Blvd 78216 9 am – 8 pm    PfizerRaindrop Cultural Center 4337 Vance Jackson Rd Ste #203  78230     10 am – 6 pm    PfizerOak Farms Dairy         1314 Fredericksburg Rd78201      10 am – 6 pm    Pfizer
Mirabella Senior Apartments  1955 Bandera Rd 78228         11 am – 1 pm    PfizerPresentation Ministry Center (collaboration with Health Collaborative 2003 Ruiz St 78207     3 – 7 pm    Pfizer and J&JIDEA Brackenridge      5555 Old Pearsall Rd 78242   3 – 6 pm    Pfizer

SATURDAY, July 10

AT&T Center    1 AT&T Center Parkway78219      8 am – 1 pm    PfizerSAT Airport Terminal A&B 9800 Airport Blvd 78216   9 am – 8 pm    PfizerSan Antonio Preparatory Community School      6127 Summer Fest Dr  78244 10 am – 1 pm    Pfizer
Restore Adult Education
George Gervin Academy 4205 San Pedro Ave  78212   10 am – 1 pm    Pfizer and J&J
City Church      9431 Bandera Rd  78250        10 am – 4 pm  PfizerAvalanche of Love Community Outreach  6812 Bandera Rd 78238         10 am – 2 pm  Pfizer
Esperanza at Palo Alto Apt 12305 SW Loop 410 78224     11 am – 2 pm    Pfizer and J&J 

On-going Mass Vaccination Site:

  • Alamodome, 100 Montana St, Parking Lot B
    Wednesday – Friday, Noon – 8 p.m. 

For an interactive map of upcoming COVID-19 pop-up clinics, visit www.covid19.sanantonio.gov.

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Emotional Emancipation Circles: Nurturing Black Mental Health

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By Ayana Brown, MHPS

“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind.” – Marcus Garvey

As Black Americans, we carry the weight of our ancestors’ struggles, resilience, and triumphs. Our collective history is filled with pain, but it is also infused with strength. In the face of ongoing challenges, it is essential for us to prioritize our emotional well-being and seek healing. There are more than 100 types of therapy, yet few are culturally based. Even fewer are made available to Black, Indigenous and People of Color, or the BIPOC community. One powerful tool that can aid in this process is the Emotional Emancipation Circle (EEC).

Emotional Emancipation Circles from the Community Healing Network (CHN) provide a safe and supportive space to confront and heal from the psychological and emotional wounds inflicted by racism, discrimination, and systemic oppression. Endorsed by the late Maya Angelou in 2009 and supported by the Association of Black Psychologists, EECs are rooted in the understanding that our mental and emotional well-being is as important as our physical health.

These support groups are structured and evidence-based settings where people from the diaspora participate in open and honest talks, allowing us to express the various feelings of being Black. We share our tales, worries, hopes, and dreams with the knowledge that we are not being judged. We offer support to one another via active listening, empathy, and affirmation, forming links of healing and resilience. We also discover our genuine history. 

Empowered by what I was first exposed to in Panama, I became a certified facilitator in 2021. I recognize that the BIPOC community struggles with insufficient access to resources and feels their individual needs are overlooked. As a disabled veteran, caregiver, and parent, I am passionate about advocating, consulting, and collaborating with a nationwide network of providers dedicated to education and empowerment. This is a service that REACH Peer Support Services offers to “fill in the gaps” between our community needs and what is offered. 

The Community Healing Network has formed these circles globally. If you want to learn more about CHN and other BIPOC-focused mental health resources and services for your church, organization, or family, go to  (ReachPeerSupportServices.com).  Those who join the newsletter will know about the next EEC location first. 

After serving honorably in the United States Navy, Ayana Brown, MHPS, launched REACH Peer Support Services, LLC in 2021 to use her various experiences towards her passion, empowering families to heal with advocacy and non-judgmental support.

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San Antonio Airport to Set Record for Travel During Memorial Day Weekend

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More people are packing their suitcases for trips in and out of San Antonio International Airport (SAT) than ever before. SAT will see a record-breaking number of travelers – close to 190,000 total – from Thursday to Memorial Day. During that 5-day period, there’s an estimated 14% increase in scheduled seats to and from SAT compared to 2019 and a 19% increase since last year.

We’re expecting the busiest Memorial Day weekend travel in our airport’s history,” said Jesus Saenz, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System. “People want to fly and it’s getting more affordable to do so. We are seeing more competitive fares with the addition of Spirit Airlines over the last year – and that’s helping our travelers find better deals on flights that are too good to pass up. We’re also expecting our busiest summer ever, but right now we’re focused on making sure everyone has a smooth experience in the days ahead.”

According to the Transportation Security Administration, here’s a day-by-day breakdown of how many passengers are expected to fly in and out of SAT:

  • Thursday: 38,514
  • Friday: 38,600
  • Saturday: 34,000
  • Sunday: 38,100
  • Memorial Day: 37,700

Fly Away Valet has also set records recently. Earlier this month, the company reported a gigantic increase in parking spaces at SAT since the service began in 2020. The service started with 80 spaces and now has 500.

Last week, valet operations were consolidated to the Short-Term Parking Garage for both pick-up and drop-off of vehicles.

For more information and to watch a video showing how to valet park at SAT, please visit the airport’s website.

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75 Years of Providing Worldwide Service as Zetas and Friends

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, The Mighty” Southern Region is hosting its 94th Southern Regional Leadership Conference and 55th Southern Regional Amicae Leadership Workshop from June 8 – June 10, 2023. The conference site is the Marriott Rivercenter, located on the River Walk at 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205.

The theme,“Celebrating 75 Years of Providing Worldwide Service as Zetas and Friends,” is aligned to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated’s efforts to address and bring awareness to health disparities and social determinants in Texas and Louisiana.  The Southern Regional Leadership Conference is hosting two events that are open for the public to attend: a Health Justice Townhall and a Public Program that includes a Night of Performing Arts.

The Southern Regional Health Justice Townhall is June 8, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will be moderated by Dr. Stacie NC Grant, International President and CEO of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. The town hall will provide a platform for open and honest dialogue on health justice, healthcare, health disparities, and social determinants.  The panel will consist of experts in the fields of health, civic and social advocates and leaders who serve as Champions for health justice and equity. 

“The Mighty” Southern Regional Public Program is June 9, 2023, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  It will consist of recognition of San Antonio community leaders who are Embracing the Extraordinary with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, and a Night of Performing Arts featuring Billy Ray Shepard.   

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