Here's How You Can Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Nov. 9, 2021 - Katie McCallum

Since the first COVID-19 vaccines were made available, many have eagerly awaited the chance to get their families vaccinated.

Here's who's eligible for vaccination right now:

Individuals 5+ are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine in Texas

All individuals age 5 and older are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas, and Houston Methodist is here to help. (Related: COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Ages 5 to 11: What Parents Need to Know)

You can also stop by any of our seven locations offering walk-in vaccinations during our walk-in hours.

There is not cost to you for the vaccine and you do not need to be a Houston Methodist patient to be vaccinated at one of our vaccine locations.

Minors between the ages of 5 and 17 must have a parent or guardian accompany them to the appointment and sign a consent form.

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

So far, two vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA and one vaccine is fully approved:

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (fully approved)
  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, also known as the Johnson & Johnson, (J&J) vaccine

Pfizer and Moderna are mRNA vaccines and require two doses. The J&J viral vector vaccine requires only one dose.

Houston Methodist is currently offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Some people may also be eligible for an additional dose of vaccine. (Related: How Do I Know If I Need a COVID-19 Booster Shot?)


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