COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Please note that this information is changing regularly, and the resources and links provided here are current as of the time of publication. Please check national, state and regional websites for the latest updates.

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

A common question about the vaccine – does it cost anything? The answer is – it is free.
The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center has a plain language booklet created by and for people with intellectual disabilities with information people need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine. The Center for Disease Control has many resources including a page that answers people’s most frequently asked questions about the vaccine and 8 things to know about the U.S vaccination program.

Please check with your doctor to discuss if getting the vaccine is right for you.

Who Can Currently Get the Vaccine in Texas

Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities (called Phase 1A) plus people over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19 (called Phase 1B) are currently eligible to receive the COVID‑19 vaccine. Visit the Texas Department of Health Services website for details on what medical conditions qualify and the other phases of vaccine distribution.
Where to Get the Vaccine in Texas

We know many people are having a hard time scheduling an appointment to get the vaccine. Demand is high right now, but keep trying because more vaccine supplies are going out regularly.

If you are in Phase 1A or 1B, you have two options to get the vaccine: at a large vaccine hub or a local vaccine provider.

Texas recently established large sites or hubs around the state. The goal of these hubs is to provide more people the vaccine and a simpler way to sign up for an appointment. Please check the COVID‑19 Vaccination Hub Providers page to find a hub near you and learn how to register.

Local vaccine providers, like pharmacies, may have the vaccine available. Use the Texas COVID‑19 Vaccine Availability map to find a provider near you. Click here to download an accessible spreadsheet of vaccine providers.

Local and Regional Vaccine Websites

These are the local and regional sites we have found so far. Click on the city or region to visit its website.

Accessible Vaccine Information

Federal and state law requires that government and other agencies provide online vaccine information that is accessible to people with disabilities. Our new handout on Creating Accessible Online Communication provides resources to help your organization. If you are a person with a disability and discover vaccine information that is not accessible, please call us at 1-800-252-9108. Watch our video to learn more.
Last updated: January 21, 2021
Publication Code: HC15

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Disclaimer: Disability Rights Texas strives to update its materials on an annual basis, and this handout is based upon the law at the time it was written. The law changes frequently and is subject to various interpretations by different courts. Future changes in the law may make some information in this handout inaccurate.

The handout is not intended to and does not replace an attorney’s advice or assistance based on your particular situation.

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