Texas is suing six school districts for mask warrants

Frequently asked questions about vaccines

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



    All people over the age of 12 meet the requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. Children ages 12 to 17 can get the Pfizer vaccine, but COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory for Texas students.

  • Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?



    State and local health officials say the supply of vaccines is healthy enough to meet demand in much of Texas. Most of the chain’s pharmacies and many other independent ones have a ready supply of the vaccine, which is administered free of charge and mainly on foot. Many private medical offices also have them. And you can check out the current lists of great vaccination centers that still operate here. Public health departments also have vaccines. You can sign up for the Texas Public Health Vaccine Program online or by phone. And companies or civic organizations can set up their vaccine clinics to offer them to business people, visitors, customers or members.

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



    Yes. Medical experts recommend that people who have had COVID-19 continue with the vaccine. If someone’s treatment includes monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, they should talk to their doctor before scheduling an appointment with the vaccine. The CDC recommends that people who received these treatments wait 90 days before receiving the vaccine.

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?



    Yes. Health experts and public officials broadly agree that the vaccine is safe. The three currently approved vaccine manufacturers – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – reported that their vaccines are 95%, 94% and 72% effective, respectively, to protect people from serious illness. Although no vaccine has side effects, clinical trials by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson show that severe reactions are rare.

Credit – https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/10/texas-school-mask-mandates-lawsuits/