When will the vaccine be available to me?
Currently, Texas is in phase 1A and 1B of the vaccine rollout. However, you can still qualify for the vaccine if patients falling into the 1A and 1B category do not take up the full alloted vaccine doses we have available.
pre-registering no matter what phase you are in so we can keep you updated.
Phase 1A: Front-line healthcare wo
rkers and residents at long-term care facilities
Phase 1B: People 65+ or people 16+ with a
health condition that increases risk of severe COVID‑19 illness, including but not limited to:CancerChronic kidney diseaseCOPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)Down SyndromeHeart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathiesOrgan transplantationObesityPregnancySickle cell diseaseType 2 diabetes
What are the most common side affects from the vaccine?
After getting vaccinated, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The most common side effects are pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot. In addition, you may have fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
If I'm pregnant, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. If you are pregnant, you may choose to be vaccinated when it’s available to you. There is currently no evidence that antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination cause any problem with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta.
People who are trying to become pregnant now or who plan to try in the future may receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. There is no evidence that fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines. There is no routine recommendation for taking a pregnancy test before you get a COVID-19 vaccine.
What vaccine will I be given?
Currently, we will be adminstering the Moderna vaccine.
Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Moderna vaccine was 94.1% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses who had no evidence of being previously infected.
The vaccine appeared to have high effectiveness in clinical trials (efficacy) among people of diverse age, sex, race, and ethnicity categories and among persons with underlying medical conditions.
here for more info on the Moderna vaccine
How long does protection from a COVID-19 vaccine last?
We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.
Who is paying for the COVID-19 vaccines?
The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States. Vaccination providers can be reimbursed for vaccine administration fees by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund. No one can be denied a vaccine if they are unable to pay a vaccine administration fee.
How many shots of the COVID-19 vaccine will be needed?
The currently authorized vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States require 2 shots to get the most protection:
Moderna doses should be given 1 month (28 days) apart
You should get your second shot as close to the recommended 1-month interval as possible. However, there is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.