COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Information as of Jan. 19, 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. We are working to finalize plans about the vaccine hub, which will include additional opportunities for those within the state’s Phases 1A and 1B to schedule a vaccine appointment. We will be limited by vaccine supply. Please check back here often for additional information.
*Not offering walk-in vaccinations*
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.