About COVID-19 Vaccines
The COVID-19 vaccine is here. As of December 17, 2020, two vaccines have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Pfizer-BioNTech: This vaccine is authorized for emergency use in persons aged 16 years and older. This vaccines requires two doses given 21 days apart. Clinical trial data shows that the vaccine is 95 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 infection starting seven days after the second dose. Individuals will not be considered fully protected until one to two weeks after they receive the second dose. Find more information on the CDC’s website.
- Moderna Covid-19: This vaccine is authorized for emergency use in persons aged 18 years and older. This vaccine requires two doses given 28 days apart. Clinical trial data shows the vaccine is about 94 percent effective after the second dose. Find more information on the CDC’s website.
COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Providers
The week of January 11, Texas will direct most COVID‑19 vaccines received to large sites or hubs around the state to vaccinate more than 100,000 people. The goal of this plan is to provide more people the vaccine and a simpler way to sign up for an appointment.
All Phase 1A and 1B individuals are eligible to receive a vaccine at these hubs, regardless of where they reside.
- Phase 1A: Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities
- Phase 1B: People over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19
Please do not just show up at a hub – find out first if walk ups are accepted.
Depending on the provider, you may be placed on a waiting list and may be contacted (phone, email, or text) when vaccines become available. Please look carefully at the hub’s registration site for details.
Providers will focus on vaccinating areas and populations hardest hit by COVID‑19.
Vaccine supply is limited (but more arrives every week) and it will take time to vaccinate all. Thank you for your patience as Texas rolls out more vaccine every week.
Click here to see the list of providers.