Vaccination FAQs

Updated as information is made available.


Why get vaccinated?

Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like wearing masks and social distancing, help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC's recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19. (Source: CDC)

Who can be vaccinated?

All adults are eligible to receive a vaccine in Texas.

  • Note: Most vaccines are authorized for people 18 years old and older; the FDA has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for use in people ages 12 and older.

How can I be vaccinated?

This depends on vaccine availability and scheduling of the provider you choose.

Vaccines are available at the Health District, clinics, urgent care clinics and pharmacies.

Check the DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine Information page and Vaccine Provider Map for the most up-to-date information.