COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

For information regarding vaccine information, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website for frequently asked questions.

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine now?

If you are a front-line healthcare worker or resident of a long-term care facility, you are eligible now to receive the vaccine, since December 14. This group is considered Phase 1A.

If you are in Phase 1B, you are also eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, depending on availability and the vaccine provider. Vaccine supply remains limited, but more vaccine will be delivered to providers each week. Phase 1B recipients include:

  •  People 65 years of age and older
  •  People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
  •  Cancer
  •  Chronic kidney disease
  •  COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  •  Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  •  Solid organ transplantation
  •  Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
  •  Pregnancy
  •  Sickle cell disease
  •  Type 2 diabetes mellitus

 

How do I get access to the Vaccine?

  • Phase 1A: If you are a healthcare worker, contact your employer. If you are a long-term care resident,contact your caretaker.
  • Phase 1B: Please visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to see vaccine providers near you.
  •  Do not show up at a hospital or clinic looking for vaccine.
  •  Instead please check their website for information about vaccine availability. Call a vaccine provider if the website doesn’t answer your questions.
  • The vaccine is no cost for those for insured and non-insured