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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Information as of Feb. 3, 2021

Thank you for your interest in St. Joseph Health's COVID-19 vaccine information. Information about the COVID-19 vaccine is changing rapidly. As we learn more, we will update this page.

Special notice: St. Joseph Health has been selected by the State of Texas to serve as a vaccine hub. The Brazos County Community COVID-19 Vaccination Hub has been organized to serve Brazos Valley residents through the collaboration of several organizations including St. Joseph Health, Brazos County, the Cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas A&M University, the American Red Cross, the United Way Brazos Valley and numerous other volunteers.

The hub is located at the Brazos Center: 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan, 77802. The Hub will operate on an appointment basis only and will be limited by vaccine allocations each week. Appointments invitations will come from Brazos County or Texas A&M Health Science Center via email. When you get an email invitation, please ensure that you correctly enter all information that is requested so that you receive confirmation of your appointment.

If you are in Groups 1a or 1b as outlined by the DSHS, use the link below to register for our wait list. This list will be used to contact individuals to schedule future vaccine appointments.

Please note that the Brazos Center is only the providing facility for this hub. They do NOT control the vaccination, registration, scheduling, or distribution processes.

Please check back here often for additional information.

*Not offering walk-in vaccinations*

Vaccines are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments will be limited to the number of vaccines we have. As we receive additional vaccines, more appointments will become available. Your name will remain on the waiting list until you have been contacted by one of our staff members to schedule an appointment.

St. Joseph Health, like all other health systems across the country, has yet to receive the vaccine for distribution to general patients and the public. Our health system continues to vaccinate according to Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 vaccine allocation process. Distribution and availability of the COVID vaccine will be coordinated by our vaccination task force in accordance with federal and state recommendations.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has determined allocations and defined patient populations by phase: Phase 1a and 1b distributions are intended for healthcare personnel, residents and employees of long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes), people at risk for severe illness (65+, underlying medical condition) and other vulnerable frontline workers. 

As part of their ongoing work, CDC and DSHS will make recommendations on how and when to roll out vaccines to other critical groups.

As additional vaccine allocations become available, we will be contacting our patients to schedule a time and location to receive the 2-part vaccine series.

For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. If you are interested in receiving the vaccine series, please complete this questionnaire to be added to our waiting list. Completing the questionnaire in advance will enable us to expedite scheduling. A member of our team will contact you once the vaccines are available. As more vaccines become available, you will be sent an invitation to make an appointment for the vaccine.

We know your time is valuable and therefore we will not pre-schedule vaccines until we have received allocations from the State.

Please note: If you arrive at an appointment and do not meet the requirements, you will be turned away and will not receive a vaccine.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

When will the vaccine be available?

Vaccines to protect against COVID-19 are available now. The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Distribution of the vaccine is determined by state and local health departments and some St. Joseph Health facilities with supply of the vaccine are participating in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines according to that distribution plan.

Is the vaccine safe?

At St. Joseph Health, safety is our highest priority, and we only administer vaccines that are recommended by the FDA as safe and effective.

When can I get the vaccine?

CDC recommendations indicate a phased approach to vaccine allocation, beginning in Phase 1a with health care workers, first responders, and residents of long-term care facilities. Phase 1b includes people over age 65 and people under age 65 who have underlying medical conditions. As vaccine supply increases, vaccines may be more widely available to the public in the coming months.

Where can I get the vaccine?

If you qualify for the current phase of distribution, please refer to the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map for providers in your area. It is important to contact facilities prior to showing up to ensure they have vaccines available.

How is the vaccine given?

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, administered three or four weeks apart. When a vaccine is given, information will be provided about when to get the second dose.

Where can I get more information about the vaccine?

For additional information on the COVID-19 and the vaccine approval process, we recommend reviewing the FAQs on the CDC website and FDA website.

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