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Eligibility and availability of COVID-19 vaccine third dose

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

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.

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 continue to closely monitor the FDA and CDC for new developments.

We'll provide updates if a third dose is recommended for additional populations. Until then, please schedule your first and second dose if you haven't received one yet.

Eligible individuals can self-schedule on MyBSWHealth.com and on the MyBSWHealth app. You can also call 1.844.BSW.VACC to schedule an appointment at one of our sites or walk into one of our Baylor Scott & White retail pharmacies for their third dose

No appointment is required for these locations.

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

Please note: A third dose should be administered at least 28 days after completing the initial COVID-19 vaccine series and should be the same product as the original series.

Location

Walk-in hours

Vaccine

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 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 – McKinney #105
5236 W University Dr., Suite 1900, McKinney, Texas 75071

Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Moderna

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

Tuesday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pfizer

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.

Moderna

Baylor Scott & White Pharmacy – Frisco #113
3800 Gaylord Pkwy Ste 110, Frisco, Texas 75034

Thursdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pfizer 

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 – 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 – Belton #229
309 Lake Rd Ste B, Belton, TX 76513

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 – Killeen #231
2500 Cross Dr, Killeen, TX 76543

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

3rd Dose Eligibility and Facts for Immunocompromised

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). 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.
Immunocompromised patients are at higher risk of severe or prolonged illness from COVID-19, according to the CDC. Vaccines are designed to help activate your immune system against an illness. This ability is often impaired in immunocompromised patients and an additional dose may help increase immune response.
At this time, the FDA and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have only authorized a third dose for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals. We anticipate further information to be forthcoming from the FDA and ACIP soon and will update our patients if the vaccine is recommended for additional populations.

In the meantime, help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by encouraging your loved ones to get vaccinated, wearing a mask, washing your hands often and practicing physical distancing.
The third dose should be from the same manufacturer (Pfizer or Moderna) as the first two doses.
The third dose should be administered at least 28 days after the completion of the initial COVID-19 vaccine series.
No. At this time, the FDA and CDC have only approved an additional dose for immunocompromised individuals who have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
No. There have been no new side effects reported in patients who received an additional dose of vaccine.
No. It is not necessary to get an antibody test before getting a third dose.
No. According to the CDC, individuals are still fully vaccinated after two doses of an mRNA series. However, there is evidence that the immunity from the vaccine wanes after a period. Because immunocompromised patients are at higher risk of severe or prolonged illness from COVID-19, an additional dose may help increase immune response.

Getting a 3rd dose at Baylor Scott & White

Eligible Texans can call the vaccine line (1.844.BSW.VACC) to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics offering the vaccines, retail pharmacies or our Dallas campus vaccination hub. In addition, Texans can walk in to one of our BSW retail pharmacies to receive their third dose. Locations and walk-in times can be found here.
If you have your CDC vaccination card from your first two doses, 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 third dose. 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 qualify you for recommending the third dose.
Baylor Scott & White only has vaccine supply allocated to certain locations conveniently located throughout our service areas. Not all our clinics are offering vaccine at this time. Walk-in locations can be found here. Or you can call 1.844.BSW.VACC for additional scheduling options. Whether you get the vaccine at BSWH or somewhere else, the most important thing is getting vaccinated.

If you do receive your third dose 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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