COVID Vaccinations for Physicians and Their Staff
On January 10th, we held a Tier 1A event for our
physician members and practice staff. We administered almost 2,000 COVID-19
vaccinations, despite rain, sleet and snow! We have
a lot to be proud of at BCMS! A huge thank you to H-E-B
pharmacy for administering the vaccine and UIW School of Pharmacy. View photos.
We can all agree that the roll-out of the COVID vaccine has been
slow and complicated. Under the state and federal mandates, Phase
1a vaccines go to physicians and front-line medical workers.
However, the only physicians that have been able to get access to
the vaccines are those who work at hospitals or have hospital
privileges. What about the thousands of physicians and staff that
do not have hospital privileges? For them, vaccinations are as
scarce as hens’ teeth. Many of them face COVID risk every day in
their offices. Read more
Bexar County Physician Road to Recovery
Dr. Nasir Syed, a pulmonologist and BCMS
member, developed COVID-19 over six months ago. Dr. Syed was
critically ill and as his symptoms worsened, he was flown to
Dallas for a lung transplant. The transplant was successful and now
Dr. Syed remains in Dallas recovering and learning to breath again.
COVID Vaccines for Physicians and Staff
BCMS continues to work with pharmacies and hospitals
to coordinate COVID-19 vaccinations for physicians and their
front-line staff who do not have access to COVID vaccinations
through a hospital where they are privileged. For the latest
information about this effort, click here.
BCMS COVID-19 Vaccination Survey
Do you or your staff still need the FIRST
dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Take survey
Volunteers Needed: COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics
Volunteer Licensed Medical Professionals and others
are needed for the Mass Vaccination Clinics being held at the Alamo Dome and WellMed
clinics on the south and west side of San Antonio. In these
difficult times of having vaccine access, this is a
GREAT opportunity to get your COVID-19 vaccination as all
volunteers are eligible to be vaccinated at the end of your
Click to volunteer at the
Click here to volunteer
must register on the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry (TDVR)
with the Alamo Area Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
UT Health San Antonio Long-CO Survey
The Long-CO (Long School of Medicine COVID-19
Medical Student Response Team) Evidence-based Medicine Team (EBM)
formed four sub teams: Epidemiology, Diagnostics, Clinical
Presentation, and Treatment to review current literature and create
executive summaries and information sheets summarizing the literature
for use by clinicians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The
purpose of this survey is to assess whether the executive summaries
have been helpful. The survey should take approximately 10-15
minutes to complete. Take survey.
TMA Insurance Trust Provides Financial Help for
TMA’s Physicians Benevolent Fund will be able to
provide even more support to physicians who have fallen on hard
times thanks to a $15,000 gift from TMA Insurance Trust. Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine Study for Adolescents
A research study conducted by Moderna is testing an
investigational vaccine that may protect adolescents who are
between the ages of 12 - 17 from getting sick if they come into
contact with the SARS-COV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19; also known
as coronavirus. View trial details.
Free PPE Supplies
Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician
practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE
needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.