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COVID-19 Vaccines

As of May 12, 2021 everyone 12 years old and older can receive a vaccine in Texas. This guide provides more information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Currently, vaccine eligibility is being decided state-by-state. That means that someone may be eligible under guidelines in Maryland, for example, but not be eligible in Texas. It is important to make sure you are up-to-date on the eligibility guidelines in your state.

As of May 12, 2021, in Texas, anyone 12 or older can receive a vaccine. All vaccines are authorized for people 18 years and older. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people 12 years and older.

Should I get the vaccine?

Some of us are nervous about the COVID-19 vaccines, and that is totally reasonable. Here’s some information so you can get the facts you need!

How do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

As of May 27, 2021, in Texas you can receive a vaccine by:

In general, you must be registered to receive the vaccine. You cannot just drive or show up. You can see a map of all locations here.

Don't have a car? Check out this page for information about buses to vaccine sites, which we'll update with information as we have it.

Registering with the Texas Public Health Vaccine Schedule

This tool will notify you by email or text when there is a clinic near you that has a vaccine available. You can sign up online at https://getthevaccine.dshs.texas.gov/txces or call (833) 832-7067.

Search, call or texting for a nearby list

To get a list of places you can get a vaccine, you can:

Remember: once you get the list, you still need to call the place to find out how to make an appointment.

Registering with a county

It is important to know that vaccines are not limited by residency. In other words, even if you live in Dallas County, for example, you could get a vaccine in Tarrant County. Or, if you live in Tarrant County, you could get a vaccine in Denton County. It is a good idea to register in as many counties as you are able and willing to travel.

Each county is receiving different amounts of the vaccine. Each county has a different process for how to get the vaccine. In general, you must register to be on the vaccination list.

You should visit each county’s website for more information about how to register:

Registering through a vaccine hub
The list of places with vaccine hubs is available on this website. Every vaccine hub has a different process for registering. Some of the hubs are coordinating their registration with the county. That means if you have registered with the county they are coordinating with, you are registered. Other hubs have their own process. You will need to visit each hub’s website to find out how to register.

Registering with a pharmacy that is a Federal Pharmacy Partner
Certain pharmacies are receiving vaccines through a federal program. You will need to register directly with each pharmacy. In the DFW area, some partner pharmacies are:

What if I have more questions about the vaccine?

The CDC has created fact sheets about COVID-19 for the public. Check out the fact-sheet here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/vaccines/facts-covid-vaccines-english-508.pdf.

Last updated May 27, 2021