When can I get a vaccine?
OakBend continues to vaccinate according to guidelines set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services, which has determined that specific groups of people are to receive the vaccine first, including healthcare personnel, residents of long-term care facilities, and other vulnerable frontline workers which are included in Phase 1a.
Phase 1b includes people aged 65 years and older. Followed by people aged 16-64 with specific underlying medical conditions.
As vaccine availability increases, vaccine recommendations will expand to include more groups.
Is OakBend giving vaccines to the public?
At this time, we are not scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for the public until we have received and distributed all of the vaccines intended for the above mentioned groups. Once we receive an additional supply and are allowed to begin public vaccine distribution, we will work as quickly and efficiently as possible to make it available to our community and surrounding counties.
How long do I need to wait before the second dose?
After you get your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you should wait at least 28 days before you receive the second dose.
What are the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines?
The two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States do not contain eggs, preservatives, or latex. For a full list of ingredients, please see each vaccine’s Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers:
Who is advised to NOT receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
There is no COVID-19 vaccine yet for children under age 16. COVID-19 vaccination might not be recommended for people with certain health conditions. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about getting the vaccine.
If you have a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications, you may still get a COVID-19 vaccine. You should be monitored for 30 minutes after getting the vaccine.
What are some side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Most of these effects will go away after a few days.
Common Side Effects
In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your healthcare provider if any redness or tenderness increases where you got the shot after 24 hours. If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days.
Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B explanation.
Find more information about the COVID-19 vaccines on the CDC website.