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COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccine

University Health Pharmacies offer the latest Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on a walk-in basis to children and adults. Children who are 6 months to under 3 years of age will require a prescription. The vaccine costs $179.

Medical Center Pavilion Pharmacy and Robert B. Green Campus Pharmacy offer the following:

6 months to under 3 years (prescription required)
Walk-ins only with a prescription
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

3 years and older
Walk-ins only
Monday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southeast Pharmacy, Southwest Pharmacy, and Texas Diabetes Institute Pharmacy offer the following:

12 years and older
Walk-ins only
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone age 5 and older protect against COVID-19 by getting an updated shot. This is not a booster. It is a vaccination formulated to prevent illness from the latest, most widely circulating variants.

Three vaccines are available and recommended by the CDC. Those who choose a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will receive a single shot. Those who choose the Novavax vaccine will receive two shots, with the second being given eight weeks after the first. This protocol also applies to those over age 12 who have not previously been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Children ages 5 to 11 who were not previously vaccinated against COVID-19 should get one Pfizer-BioNTech or one Moderna COVID-19 shot.

Children ages 6 months to 4 years who were not previous vaccinated will receive two or three doses depending on the vaccine they receive. If they were previously vaccinated for COVID-19 they will receive one or two doses. Those who are immunosuppressed may need additional shots. Talk to your provider about specific CDC guidelines.

University Health is following FDA guidance and no longer providing the original vaccine or booster shots.

The FDA has approved for emergency use the updated COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Novavax and considers them safe and effective. Side effects are rare, with a patient occasionally experiencing soreness at the location where the shot was given or a slight fever. 

COVID-19 vaccination cards are no longer required to receive an updated shot. The CDC is not distributing the card and does not maintain a record of a person’s COVID-19 shots. If, however, you want access the card you have used for shots received through University Health, go to your online MyChart account. Type the word “COVID” in the search bar and the information will show up under the “My Record” section.

Yes, teens who are 16 and 17 years old are still considered minors and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Yes, it’s not necessary to put any time between the flu and COVID-19 vaccines, said Dr. Bryan Alsip, University Health chief medical officer.

While masks and physical distancing are no longer required when receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, both can help prevent the spread of germs in crowded environments. Consider using a mask and distancing if the vaccine location is crowded, or if you are feeling ill and might spread your sickness to others.

COVID-19 vaccinations may be administered to those with a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Vaccination should be deferred until recovery from acute illness (if person had symptoms) and criteria have been met to discontinue isolation. However, there is no minimal interval between infection and vaccination. Evidence suggests that reinfection is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection, so individuals may defer vaccination until the end of this period, if desired, but it is a not a requirement to receive the vaccine.