Information for COVID-19 Vaccination Providers

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Updates & Resources for COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine Now Available for Children 5 to 11 Years Old

CDC and Texas DSHS now recommend children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.

Updated CDC Recommendations for mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Preference

CDC now recommends mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) over the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine for all adults. The J&J vaccine remains available. Read CDC's media statement to learn more.

COVID-19 Booster Shot Recommendations

CDC and Texas DSHS now recommend booster shots for people 16 years of age and older.

  • Only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available for people 16 and 17 years of age.
  • The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines are available for people 18 years of age and older.

People 18 years of age and older can get a booster of whichever vaccine they choose.

COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendations for Immunocompromised People

For people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems, CDC and Texas DSHS recommend full mRNA vaccination, and then additional and booster doses depending on age:

  • People 18 years of age and older should receive three doses of the same mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) with the additional, third dose given 28 days after the initial two. A single booster dose of either Pfizer, Moderna or J&J/Janssen should be given at least 6 months after the additional, third dose.
  • People 12 to 15 years of age who received the initial two doses of Pfizer vaccine should receive an additional dose of Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days after the initial two doses.
  • People 16 and 17 years of age should receive two initial doses of Pfizer vaccine, an additional Pfizer dose 28 days after the initial two doses, and a Pfizer vaccine booster dose at least 6 months after the additional, third Pfizer dose.

Booster and Additional Dose Resources

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Provider Enrollment

To enroll as a COVID‑19 vaccination provider, professionals and facilities must register at To review all provider requirements and for more information, see the Vaccination Provider Enrollment page on the DSHS Immunizations website.

Tips & Tricks for Enrolling for COVID‑19 Vaccine Program (PDF)

Provider Enrollment Info

Vaccine Management Resources

This section contains information, training and resources for COVID‑19 Vaccination Providers and local health entities related to COVID‑19 vaccine ordering, storage, distribution, administration, and reporting.

Vaccine Management

Long-Term Care Facilities

COVID-19 Vaccination-Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

CDC is partnering with CVS and Walgreens to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for residents of nursing homes and assisted living long term care facilities (LTCF) once vaccination is available and recommended for them. To find out how to participate and for more information, LTCFs should see the COVID-19 Vaccination-Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program (PDF).

COVID‑19 Vaccination Training Programs for Healthcare Professionals

The Public Health Foundation, working with the CDC, has compiled a list of CDC’s current vaccine storage, handling and administration trainings, along with trainings on communicating on communicating with patients about vaccines. It will be updated as additional trainings related to COVID‑19 become available.

Vaccination Training

Help Promote Vaccinations!

DSHS encourages providers to help promote vaccinations and get vaccinated themselves.
COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Tools

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Last updated December 17, 2021