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Information About COVID-19 Vaccines and Distribution

Texas continues to receive doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and is distributing statewide to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs and other clinics.

Who's Receiving Vaccinations Now?

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Priorities for populations receiving the vaccine have been outlined by the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Some providers may not have vaccines available yet. Vaccine supply is limited but providers receive more vaccines each week. It will take some time to vaccinate everyone in these priority groups. Individuals who meet requirements provided by the state’s Phase 1A and Phase 1B definitions are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. 

Phase 1A definitions include:

  • Front-line hospital workers
  • Long-term care staff, including custodial and food service staff
  • Emergency response personnel
  • Home health workers
  • Residents of long-term care facilities

Phase 1B definitions include:

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 16 years of age and older (18 years or older with Moderna) 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

If you are in Phase 1A or 1B, please visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to see if and where you might be able to get a vaccine. Ability to get a vaccine will depend on vaccine availability at your provider’s office, clinic, or facility. Please call ahead to your provider.

For more details about the vaccine and the vaccine distribution process, please click here to visit the COVID-19 Vaccine information page on this website.

For all Texas COVID-19 vaccine information, go to dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx