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Here's what you need to know about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas

Texas health officials have told vaccine providers that they could resume using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in all adult recipients. Use of that vaccine had been paused for nearly two weeks.

A vile containing the Pfizer-BioNTech CODID-19 vaccine is prepared to be administered to health care workers at the UT Health/Dell Medical School in downtown Austin on Dec. 15, 2020.

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas?

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

I’m a veteran. What do I need to know about getting the vaccine?

How many shots of the vaccine do I need?

Will I be notified when to receive the second dose? Will I be required to schedule an appointment?

How long after the second shot does it take before the vaccine reaches maximum immunity?

Can I gather with other people once I get both doses of the vaccine? 

How is Texas keeping track of who’s gotten the first dose? 

How will I know when to get my second dose of the vaccine?

Are there different reactions to the vaccine depending on the manufacturer? 

If my first dose is by one manufacturer, can I receive a dose from the other for the second?

Who decides who is eligible to receive doses of the vaccine?

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Should I still get the vaccine if I’ve had COVID-19? 

Should I still wear a mask after I get the vaccine? 

How will Texans in rural areas without reliable transportation get the vaccine? 

I’ve tried everything to get a vaccine. I can’t get one or get my question answered. Who do I contact at the state level?

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