COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

On this page are frequently asked questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines authorized and available across Texas.

Boosters & Additional Primary Doses

Booster Doses

Additional Primary Doses for the Immunocompromised

Pregnant & Recently Pregnant People

Children & Teens

Vaccine Availability in Texas

Getting Vaccinated

Safety

Myocarditis and Pericarditis after Vaccination

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Safety Information

Note: On December 16, 2021, CDC updated its recommendations with a preference for people to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) over J&J. However, public health experts continue to say that getting any vaccine is better than being unvaccinated. J&J vaccine will remain available for people who are unable or unwilling to get an mRNA vaccine.

Basics

Effectiveness & Immunity

More Information

Vaccine Provider FAQs

See the COVID-19 Vaccine Provider FAQs for answers to common questions for vaccinators in Texas.

General COVID-19 FAQs

See the COVID-19 FAQs for answers to general questions about COVID-19.

COVID-19 Variant FAQs

See the COVID-19 Variant FAQs for answers to common questions about the variants of COVID-19, including the Delta and Omicron variants.