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Eligibility and availability of COVID-19 vaccine booster

Who is eligible for a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Johnson & Johnson

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized a booster of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for all individuals 18 years of age and older at least two months after their initial dose.


Moderna & Pfizer

The FDA and CDC have also authorized a booster of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all individuals 18 years of age and older six months after their last dose. Please note that Pfizer booster is a full dose and the Moderna booster is a half dose.

Of important note: The FDA and CDC also confirmed that eligible individuals can receive a different COVID-19 vaccine as a booster from the one they initially received.


Moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized a third dose of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals ages 12 and older at least 28 days following the second dose.

Important update: If you are immunocompromised, the CDC has updated their guidance and now recommends receiving a booster (fourth shot) six months after your third dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medication to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
  • Received CAR-T cell therapy

As a reminder, Pfizer is authorized for individuals ages 12 and older, and Moderna is authorized for individuals ages 18 and older.


We continue to monitor the FDA and CDC for new developments and will provide updates if a booster is recommended for additional populations. 

Where to go for a booster shot

Who is eligible for a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized a third dose of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals ages 12 and older at least 28 days following the second dose.

This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medication to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
  • Received CAR-T cell therapy
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We will provide updates if a booster is recommended for additional populations

Please schedule your first and second dose if you haven't yet.

Those eligible for boosters and third doses can call 1.844.BSW.VACC to book an appointment or self-schedule on MyBSWHealth.com and the app. 

Please note that appointments are preferred. Walk-in availability is extremely limited.

Currently, we do not have supply of the J&J vaccine. If you would like to receive that vaccine, you will need to receive it at a different location.

As a reminder, Pfizer is authorized for individuals ages 5 and older, and Moderna is authorized for individuals ages 18 and older.

Find a vaccine site near you today using the CDC's vaccine finder

The most important thing is to get vaccinated, whether at a Baylor Scott & White location or another vaccine site.

Eligible individuals can self-schedule on MyBSWHealth.com and the app, or call 1.844.BSW.VACC to book an appointment. 

Appointments are preferred. Limited walk-ins may be available based on vaccine availability.

As a reminder, Pfizer is authorized for individuals ages 12 and older, and Moderna is authorized for individuals ages 18 and older.

Location

Walk-in hours

Vaccine

Austin/Round Rock: BSW – Pharmacy #201
425 University Blvd., Suite 165, Round Rock, TX 78665

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Moderna

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Belton #229
309 Lake Rd Ste B, Belton, TX 76513

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – College Station #276
1296 Arrington Rd., Suite 200, College Station, TX 77845

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Moderna

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Dallas #101
3600 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75246
(Inside of Baylor University Medical Center, located on the first floor of Barnett Tower)

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Moderna

Baylor University Medical Center on Hall Street
1208 Hall Street, Dallas, TX 75204

Tuesdays
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Fort Worth #102
1250 8th Ave., Suite 125, Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Fridays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Moderna

 

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Garland #106
7217 Telecom Pkwy, Suite 190, Garland, TX 75044

Mondays
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Grapevine #107
1600 W College St., Suite 110, Grapevine, TX 76051

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Killeen #231
2500 Cross Dr, Killeen, TX 76543

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – McKinney #105
5236 W University Dr., Suite 1900, McKinney, Texas 75071

Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Moderna

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Salado #232
3525 FM2484, Salado, TX 76571

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Southlake #112
925 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 120, Southlake, TX 76092

Thursdays and Fridays
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Temple #226
1901 SW HK Dodgen Loop, Building 300 (first floor), Temple, TX 76502

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Temple/Canyon Creek #227
937 Canyon Creek Dr., Temple, TX 76502

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer and Moderna

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Temple/CDM #228
1605 S 31st Street, Suite 19, Temple, TX 76508

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Temple/Northside #230
514 W Adams Ave, Temple, TX 76501

Monday  –Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Waco #254
50 Hillcrest Medical Blvd., Suite 200-1, Waco, TX 76712

Tuesdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Moderna

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Waxahachie #110
2460 N Interstate 35E, Professional Plaza I, Suite 155, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Tuesdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pfizer and Moderna

Frequently Asked Questions

Third dose eligibility and facts

The CDC and FDA authorized third doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals (ages 12 and older for Pfizer and ages 18 and older for Moderna) 28 days following the second dose. In addition, the CDC updated their guidance and now recommends receiving a booster (fourth shot) six months after your third dose.

This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received CAR-T cell therapy
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (e.g., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day) or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

The FDA and CDC have authorized a booster of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for all individuals 18 years of age and older at least two months after their initial dose.

The FDA and CDC have also authorized a booster of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all individuals 18 years of age and older six months after the last dose. Please note that the Pfizer booster is a full dose and the Moderna booster is a half dose.

In addition, the CDC updated their guidance and is now recommending that all individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised receive a booster (fourth shot) six months after their third dose.

You can receive a different COVID-19 vaccine as a booster from the one(s) you initially received.

We continue to monitor the FDA and CDC for new developments and will provide updates if a booster is recommended for additional populations.

Yes, pregnant women are eligible for all three boosters. Boosters can be given at any time during pregnancy.
According to the CDC, although COVID-19 vaccination for older adults remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data suggest vaccination is less effective at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms over time. Clinical trial data show a booster shot may result in increased effectiveness compared to primary vaccination.
The FDA and CDC recently updated their guidance and confirmed that eligible individuals can receive a different COVID-19 vaccine as a booster from the one they initially received.
No. At this time, the FDA and CDC have only approved an additional dose for certain individuals. Please review the eligibility criteria above.
No. There have been no new side effects reported in patients who received a booster of the vaccine.
No. It is not necessary to get an antibody test before getting a booster.
No. According to the CDC, individuals are still fully vaccinated after two doses of an mRNA series and one shot of the J&J vaccine.

Getting a booster at Baylor Scott & White

Those eligible for a booster can self-schedule on MyBSWHealth.com and the app, or call the vaccine line (1.844.BSW.VACC) to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are preferred. Walk-in availability is extremely limited.
If you have your CDC vaccination card from your first two doses or the single-shot J&J vaccine, please bring that with you.
Yes. If you cannot find your vaccination card, we will provide you with a new one with the date of the booster. You can request a copy of your immunization record from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) site.

If you received your COVID-19 vaccine at a Baylor Scott & White facility, you can also access and print your immunization record, including the lot number, through MyBSWHealth.com using these instructions
Please speak with your doctor to see whether your specific condition or medication you may be taking qualifies you for recommending the booster.
Baylor Scott & White only has vaccine supply allocated to certain locations conveniently located throughout our service areas. Please click here to view our available locations and scheduling options. Please note that walk-in availability at our sites is extremely limited and appointments are preferred.

If you do receive your booster outside of BSW, please be sure to send a picture of your CDC card to your BSW provider through the MyBSWHealth messaging portal.
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