People 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID‑19 illness, including but not limited to:
Chronic kidney disease
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
Sickle cell disease
Type 2 diabetes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a more complete list of health conditions that do or may increase the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, according to the latest scientific research. People with medical conditions listed there qualify for vaccination in Texas. Other conditions may increase the risk from COVID-19. Talk to your health care provider for more information.
Vaccine supply is limited. Not all local providers have vaccine each week and hubs may have long waiting lists.
Do not show up at a hub or provider looking for a vaccine.
Instead, check the provider’s website. Call only if the website doesn’t answer your questions.
Do you know someone who is eligible for a vaccine but doesn’t have internet access? Please let them know they can call 2‑1‑1 for referral to a local vaccine provider.
Vaccine supply is still limited in Texas, but more arrives each week.
Important to Know
Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines both require two doses. It’s best if you get your second dose from the same brand as your first dose. For example, if you got a Moderna first dose, it’s best to get Moderna for your second dose.
The timing between your first and second dose depends on which vaccine you received:
Moderna: 4 to 6 weeks after your first dose
Pfizer: 3 to 6 weeks after your first dose
Side Effects & Allergic Reactions
Mild side effects are normal signs your body is building protection, and they usually go away after a few days. The chance of a severe reaction is less than 0.5%. To be safe, your provider will have you wait on-site for 15-30 minutes after your shot.
V-safe: Register with CDC's V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker on your smartphone to report any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders for your second vaccine dose.
Texas Vaccine Rollout Timeline
Texas continues to receive doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, and is distributing statewide to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs, and other clinics.
Spring 2021 is the best estimate of when vaccine will be available for the general public, but that may change. It depends on vaccine production and how quickly other vaccines become available. Please check this page regularly for updates.