COVID-19 Vaccine Information
This page will provide resources that can help you find up to date information on the COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to keep a close watch on changes to the vaccine availability.
Click here to visit the Health and Human Services of TX COVID-19 Webpage. The most important points are outlined below.
- Current supplies of vaccine are going to healthcare workers, Texans over the age of 65, and those with high risk medical conditions
- If someone is in a high risk classification or fit the criteria, their healthcare provider should reach out directly to provide registration instructions
- If someone is eligible and their healthcare provider has not reached out, please do not visit your healthcare provider; instead, reach out to your primary care provider or specialist to inquire about your eligibility and opportunity for immunization
The Department of Health and Human Services will be continuing to update the distribution plan based on the demand and vaccine availability. Click here for a map of current distribution in Texas.
We are currently in phase one of the roll out:
1A: Vaccine available for those in direct care positions – hospitals, long term care, EMS, 911 responders, home health care, outpatient, ER/Urgent care, pharmacies, last responders and school nurses; Residents of long term care facilities
1B: Vaccines available for those in high risk categories; Residents 65+; pregnant women; individuals with chronic medical conditions
- Chronic medical conditions include Cancer, Chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, transplant recipients, obesity above 30kg, sickle cell disease and type 2 diabetes
- More vaccines are arriving in TX daily so they will continue to offer the vaccine to those who fall within the first round criteria
Spring of 2021 is the anticipate timeline for availability for all – our hope is that at this time employers will be able to hold a vaccination clinic to vaccinate any employees not vaccinated during round one
Phases 2 & 3 are still under consideration – The Department of Health and Human Services will continue to update their website as changes/updates occur
- The EVAP (Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel) will continue to consider and set standards for vaccine distribution into phase 2