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Please note that this information is changing regularly, and the COVID-19 vaccine 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has many resources, including a page that answers people’s most frequently asked questions about the vaccine.
Please check with your doctor to discuss if getting the vaccine is right for you.
Who Can Get the Vaccine in Texas
The CDC recommends the following:
- Everyone ages 6 months old and older can get a COVID-19 primary series vaccine.
- If eligible, everyone ages 5 years old and older can get a booster.
Also, there are specific recommendations for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. For more about who can get what vaccine, see the CDC’s Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines.
Where to Get the Vaccine in Texas
There are various places to get the vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine Information from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) lists many ways to find a vaccine. DSHS provides information about:
- the National Vaccine Finder,
- local pharmacies that provide the vaccine,
- the mobile vaccine program, and
If you need help finding where to get the vaccine, you can contact our Vaccine Access Navigators by calling 1-800-880-8401 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They can help you sign up to get the vaccine, arrange transportation options, and address any barriers you might face that prevent you from getting the vaccine. The navigators can also answer any vaccine-related questions you might have.
Local and Regional Vaccine Websites
Below are links to local and regional websites that have information about the vaccine.
- Corpus Christi
- Dallas County
- El Paso
- Harris County
- Hidalgo County
- Lufkin (Angelina County)
- San Antonio
- Tarrant County
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 During the Pandemic, Accessible Communication is Critical video to learn more.
Additional Vaccine Resources
For more information about vaccines, check out our other resources:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for People with Disabilities in Texas
- COVID-19 Vaccine Resources in Plain Language
- COVID-19 Vaccines and Employment
Last updated: August 3, 2022
Publication Code: HC15
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