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Page last updated 1/7/2022

Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in the United States. Everyone aged 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination. With the expansion of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization to include adolescents ages 5 years and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit is encouraging all pediatric providers to enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. All interested pediatric providers should enroll now at EnrollTexasIZ.dshs.texas.gov. Read more about COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Enrollment here.
 
AAP supports the coadministration of routine childhood and adolescent immunizations with COVID-19 vaccines to ensure children remain up-to-date on immunizations. AAP flu recommendations also allow for the coadministration of flu vaccines with COVID-19 vaccines.
 
Materials and updates for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11:
Check out other TPS resources including vaccine provider FAQs, December updates on omicron, boosters, and the holidays, and the TPS Fact Sheet for parents on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids (EnglishSpanish)
 

Vaccine Fact Sheets (CDC)

  • Vaccine Product Information including details on administration, storage and handling, safety, and reporting
  • EUA Fact Sheets for recipients on Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines

Pediatric Vaccine Updates 

Also see Recent News and Updates for more information.

DSHS General Vaccine Resources

Become a COVID-19 Provider

DSHS Information for COVID-19 Vaccination Providers

CDC Vaccine Resources

AAP Resources

Boosters and Additional Shots

The CDC issued booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the US. Eligible individuals may now choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose, which may be a different vaccine than they received for their initial two-dose series. Refer to this DSHS Infographic: COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations with Additional and Booster Doses, or visit the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots page for more information.

For individuals, 12 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary series should get a booster shot at least 5 months or more after their primary series. Booster doses can be any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.

Those who received the J&J vaccine should get a booster at least 6 months after completing their primary series. Boosters are strongly recommended by the CDC. Additional guidance:
  • The FDA authorized and the CDC recommended moderately or severely immunocompromised children ages 5 and older receive an additional primary dose of vaccine 28 days after their second shot (applicable for Pfizer or Moderna for ages 18+).
  • Individuals (16+) who received an additional dose may also get a booster 5 months after their 3rd dose. 
  • Please note that the Moderna COVID-19 booster dose is half of the dose that is administered for the primary series dose.
For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots (of any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines) are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago

Vaccine Hesitancy

Talking about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Communications Toolkits and Printable Materials

Vaccine News and Updates

Webinars and Learning Opportunities

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