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Ways to get vaccinated

Baylor Scott & White offers a variety of ways to help our communities find a vaccine location online, through MyBSWHealth, over the phone or in person. Schedule your appointment today to protect yourself, your family and your community.

Please note that individuals ages 12-17 must have a parent or legal guardian present at the time of registration, vaccination and observation.


Find a walk-in location
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With walk-in locations all across our communities, finding one close to home is easier than ever. Schedule your vaccine at a walk-in location near you today.

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To schedule a vaccine appointment over the phone, please call our vaccine line below.

Call 1.844.BSW.VACC

Schedule through MyBSWHealth
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To schedule an appointment at one of our Baylor Scott & White clinics, pharmacies or our Dallas hub, download the MyBSWHealth app. You can also schedule by visiting MyBSWHealth.com

Find all local vaccine locations
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The most important thing is to get vaccinated, whether at a Baylor Scott & White location or other vaccine site. Find a vaccine site near you today using the CDC’s vaccine finder.

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  • Third dose eligibility requirements

    The FDA and CDC have authorized a third dose of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals. Baylor Scott & White Health closely monitors the FDA and CDC for new developments and will provide updates if a third dose is recommended for additional populations.

The COVID-19 vaccine is your best shot at preventing serious complications

It’s time to face the facts. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your community.

We are seeing rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across our state, a significant percentage of them among the unvaccinated population. Getting the vaccine reduces your risk of COVID-19 and its potentially severe complications.

To maximize your protection against COVID-19 and reduce your chances of spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and receive all the recommended doses.

Find a vaccine site close to home using the CDC's vaccine finder or by visiting one of our walk-in locations near you.

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Find a COVID-19 vaccination provider

Schedule an appointment through MyBSWHealth or the MyBSWHealth app or by calling 1.844.BSW.VACC at any of our vaccine locations, which include our Dallas hub, some of our clinics and pharmacies. Appointments are preferred, however, walk-ins are available at our pharmacies and Dallas hub as noted below and are limited based on availability.

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

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

Wednesdays
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer

COVID-19 vaccine: frequently asked questions

Popular questions:

All Texans 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. You can schedule an appointment through our digital portal, MyBSWHealth.com, on the app, or by calling the vaccine line at 1.844.BSW.VACC in line with state and federal guidance on vaccine eligibility criteria.

A parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of registration, vaccination and observation for those ages 12-17.

You can find more information on variants of the virus on the CDC website.

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

Please note that the 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.

More information on how eligible individuals can receive their third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

At this time, we are receiving an allocation of the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines which have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Experts recommend getting the first vaccine that is available to you. Please continue to check our website for information on which BSWH sites will be administering which vaccine.

Note: As of April 24, 2021, the CDC and FDA recommended resuming use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 for all persons 18 and older. However, based on guidance from the FDA and CDC, women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). TTS is a serious condition that involves blood clots with low platelets. There are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen.

Yes, following recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Baylor Scott & White will offer the J&J vaccine as a choice to those 18 and older.

However, based on guidance from the FDA and CDC, women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). TTS is a serious condition that involves blood clots with low platelets. There are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen.

As informed by state and federal guidelines, all Texans 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine (Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, 18 and older; or Pfizer, 12 and older).

For more information, visit the DSHS site.

The community can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing their hands often and practicing physical distancing.

You can log in to your MyBSWHealth account, download the app or visit MyBSWHealth.com to help keep you informed on vaccine availability. Your MyBSWHealth account can help you get virtual care for a variety of health needs. You can also schedule a same-day appointment or begin an eVisit through the app.

MyBSWHealth now allows eligible Texans to self-schedule your vaccine appointment.

We use MyBSWHealth to securely collect relevant information, assess eligibility and schedule vaccination appointments. The account with MyBSWHealth also serves as the foundation for our electronic medical record to document immunizations.

Those who do not have access to a computer or smartphone to create a MyBSWHealth account should call 1.844.BSW.VACC (1.844.279.8222).

Recently, the CDC issued new guidance that vaccine doses can be given up to six weeks apart. For Texans receiving the vaccine through Baylor Scott & White, all second doses will be administered within the clinically recommended six-week window, and as close as possible to the 21-day (Pfizer) or 28-day (Moderna) guidance.

If you are not able to keep your appointment time, please call 1.844.BSW.VACC (1.844.279.8222 ).

For those who do not have access to a computer or smartphone, they can call 1.844.BSW.VACC (1.844.279.8222 ) to get assistance.

There is no out-of-pocket cost for the COVID-19 vaccine or its administration.

You can access and print your immunization record, including the lot number, through MyBSWHealth.com. Please click here for additional steps.


Additional FAQs:

The following patients and community members are not eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Patients under the age of 12
  • Patients and community members with confirmed COVID-19 and are symptomatic or have flu-like symptoms (fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue) will need to get their vaccine when they are no longer sick. Please consult with your doctor to discuss the appropriate timing for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients and community members who are asymptomatic or no longer have COVID-19 symptoms may get the vaccine
  • For patients and community members who have had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in a COVID-19 vaccine—including polyethylene glycol/PEG (found in medications such as laxatives and colonoscopy preparations), polysorbate, or polyoxyl 35 Castor oil—the CDC recommends against getting any of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines
  • The CDC recommends that patients and community members who had an immediate or severe allergic reaction after getting the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine do not get the second dose
  • Patients and community members who have received monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 treatment in the past 90 days

The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine in individuals 12 years of age and older, and the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines in individuals 18 years of age and older.

In Texas, all individuals (12 years of age and older) are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Each state has its own plan for deciding which groups of people will be vaccinated first. You can contact the Texas Department of State Health Services for more information on its plan for COVID-19 vaccination.

Yes. We are vaccinating all Texans 12 and older. 

You can download the app or visit MyBSWHealth.com or call 1.844.BSW.VACC. Some of our sites are also accepting walk-ins. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of registration, vaccination and observation for those ages 12-17.

Your MyBSWHealth account can also help you get virtual care for a variety of health needs. You can also schedule a same-day appointment or begin an eVisit through the app.

Yes. People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19, and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, people may be advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before. However, if you have active symptoms of COVID-19, it is not recommended you get the vaccine until you are no longer symptomatic. In addition, if you have received convalescent plasma or monoclonal antibodies as part of a positive COVID-19 treatment, it is recommended you wait 90 days to receive the vaccine.

We are receiving allocations of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, but cannot guarantee a particular vaccine’s availability at a particular site, as the state determines where vaccines are distributed. Please continue to check our website and your MyBSWHealth account for the latest updates.

Yes. If you received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine from one manufacturer (Pfizer or Moderna), you must receive the second dose from the same manufacturer.

Johnson & Johnson is a one-dose vaccine.

The protection someone gains from having an infection (called “natural immunity”) varies depending on the disease, and it varies from person to person. Because this virus is new, we don’t know how long natural immunity might last. Current evidence suggests that getting the virus again (reinfection) is uncommon in the 90 days after the first infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.

We won’t know how long immunity lasts after vaccination until we have more data on how well COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions.

Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

Yes. Not enough information is currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide in real-world conditions before making that decision. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself.

While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue:

  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Staying at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoiding crowds
  • Avoiding poorly ventilated spaces
  • Washing your hands often

Yes, COVID-19 vaccines and other immunizations may now be administered without regard to timing. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines on the same day, as well a co-administration within 14 days.

Approving safe vaccines and making sure they work is up to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC Advisory Committee and other groups look at available information about a vaccine and make informed decisions about the risks and benefits of using it. We also have an internal team of experts who review available data before we recommend it.

No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of them teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.

No. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) nor viral vector (Johnson & Johnson) do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.

Both vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. They cannot affect or interact with our DNA in any way. Instead, COVID-19 vaccines work with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. Learn more about how COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and viral vector vaccines work.

The Food and Drug Administration and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices review the safety data for vaccines. We also have an internal team of experts who review available data. We will have more details and data to share as specific vaccine information is published.

Side effects that have been reported with the vaccines include:

  • Injection site pain
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Injection site swelling
  • Injection site redness
  • Nausea
  • Feeling unwell
  • Swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)

There is a remote chance the COVID-19 vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the vaccine. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include difficulty breathing, swelling of your face and throat, a fast heartbeat, a bad rash all over your body, dizziness and weakness.

For information on adverse reactions, please review the FDA fact sheets for the Moderna vaccine and/or the Pfizer vaccine.

Special note: On April 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration recommended resuming use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for persons 18 years of age and older in the U.S., as the benefits outweigh the risks. However, based on guidance from the CDC and FDA, women under the age of 50 should be aware of this rare adverse event and know that there are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen.

According to the CDC, there is a plausible causal relationship between J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and a rare and serious adverse event—blood clots with low platelets (thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or TTS).

This adverse event is rare, occurring at a rate of about 7 per 1 million vaccinated women between 18 and 49 years old. For women 50 years and older and men of all ages, this adverse event is even more rare.

For three weeks after receiving the vaccine, you should be on the lookout for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets. These include:

  • Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site

Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms and inform your provider if you have received the J&J COVID 19 vaccine and the date. As with any vaccine, if you experience an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Be sure to review the revised fact sheet.

For information on adverse reactions, please review the FDA fact sheets for the Moderna vaccine, Pfizer vaccine and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Possibly, however, if you have had severe reactions in the past to IV medications or vaccines, you will need to be observed for 30 minutes post-vaccination. If you are receiving a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), the second dose is not recommended if you have a severe allergic reaction to the first dose. If you have an immediate allergic reaction to the first dose, we recommend you speak with your physician before proceeding with the second dose.

According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, pregnant and breastfeeding women are not excluded from receiving the vaccine, but they should consult their physician prior to being vaccinated.

None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. There are several different types of vaccines in development. However, the goal for each of them is to teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

Yes. The FDA has determined that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has met the statutory criteria to amend the EUA, and that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine in individuals 12 years of age and older outweigh the known and potential risks, supporting the vaccine’s use in this age group.

During the clinical trial, the vaccine was reported as 100% effective in preventing COVID-19. More data will continue to be available as more people get vaccinated. At this time, there are limited data to address whether the vaccine can prevent transmission of the virus from person to person. In addition, at this time, data are not available to determine how long the vaccine will provide protection.

According to the CDC, there is a plausible causal relationship between J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and a rare and serious adverse event—blood clots with low platelets (thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or TTS). However, after reviewing all available safety data, the CDC and FDA recommend use of this vaccine resume given that the known and potential benefits outweigh the known and potential risks.

This adverse event is rare, occurring at a rate of about 7 per 1 million vaccinated women between 18 and 49 years old. For women 50 years and older and men of all ages, this adverse event is even more rare.

For three weeks after receiving the vaccine, you should be on the lookout for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets. These include:

  • Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site

Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms and inform your provider if you have received the J&J COVID 19 vaccine and the date. As with any vaccine, if you experience an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Be sure to review the revised fact sheet.

After a thorough review of all available data, the CDC, FDA and ACIP overwhelmingly agreed that the benefits of the J&J vaccine far outweigh the risks for those recommended to receive it.

The pause allowed the CDC to communicate with healthcare providers and re-emphasize the importance of reporting severe events in people who have received this vaccine, as well as how to report such events. The pause also gave experts time to carefully review all available data and conduct a risk-benefit analysis around the use of this vaccine.

Detecting these rare adverse events tells us that the systems in place to monitor the safety of these vaccines are working.

No. According to the CDC, there are no known safety issues with the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines after more than 210 million doses administered as of April 23.

For most people, getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible is the safest choice. The information in this section will help you make an informed choice about whether to get the vaccine while you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

COVID-19 seems to cause more harm in pregnant women than in women of the same age who are not pregnant. The risks of getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy are thought to be small but are not totally known.

You should consider your own personal risk of getting COVID-19. If your personal risk is high, or there are many cases of COVID-19 in your community, it probably makes sense for you to get the vaccine while pregnant. But whether to get the vaccine during pregnancy is your choice.

COVID-19 is dangerous. It is more dangerous for pregnant women as COVID-19 patients who are pregnant are three times more likely to end up in the intensive care unit (ICU), three times more likely to be on a ventilator and at increased risk of dying due to COVID-19. There is an increased risk of stillbirth and preterm birth.

The COVID-19 vaccine will prevent the vast majority of COVID-19 infections. As COVID-19 infections go up in our communities, your risk of getting COVID-19 goes up too.

The COVID-19 vaccine has no live virus. The COVID-19 vaccine does NOT contain ingredients that are known to be harmful to pregnant women or to the fetus. Many vaccines are routinely given during pregnancy and are safe (for example: tetanus, diphtheria and flu).

A study published recently in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows the vaccines are not only safe and effective for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but they may also offer some protection for their babies.

When researchers compared the antibody levels to those of women who had been sick with COVID-19 during pregnancy, the antibody levels in response to the vaccine were higher.

But perhaps the most exciting discovery: Antibodies were also found in umbilical cord blood and breast milk.

COVID-19 is very dangerous and can spread very easily. Because of this, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are recommended by the CDC for persons 12 and older (Pfizer) or 18 and older (Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) in the U.S. population under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization. Pregnant and breastfeeding patients, and those trying to conceive (including those undergoing fertility treatment), are not excluded from this recommendation.

  • The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine strongly recommends that pregnant individuals have access to COVID-19 vaccines. They recommend that each person have a discussion with their healthcare professional about their own personal choice.
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that the COVID-19 vaccine should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination.
  • Because there are no studies of pregnant women yet, there are no clear recommendations for pregnant women. This is standard for any new drug and not due to any particular concern with COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows the vaccines are not only safe and effective for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but they may also offer some protection for their babies.

The COVID-19 vaccine has not yet been tested in pregnant women. Together, the vaccines were tested in over 70,000 people and there were no serious side effects. Although they were not tested in pregnant women, some who received a vaccine in the clinical trials did get pregnant. There have been no reports of any problems with these pregnancies, and they are continuing to be monitored.

We do not have data on whether the vaccines work as well in pregnancy as it did in the study of non-pregnant individuals. Be aware that people getting the vaccine will probably have some side effects. Although there were no serious side effects reported, many people had some side effects within three days of getting a vaccine, including injection site reactions like sore arm, fatigue, headache, chills and fever.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using acetaminophen during pregnancy if you have a fever (temperature > 100.8). This medication is safe to use during pregnancy and does not affect how the vaccine works.

Make sure you understand as much as you can about COVID-19 and about the vaccine. Ask a trusted source, like your doctor. Also, think about your own personal risk of getting sick from COVID-19. If you are at a higher risk of getting COVID-19, it probably makes sense to get the vaccine.

The Academy for Breastfeeding Medicine reports that there is no reason to believe that the vaccine affects the safety of breastmilk. When we have an infection or get a vaccine, our bodies make antibodies to fight the infection. Antibodies formed from vaccines given during pregnancy do pass into the breastmilk and then to the baby to help prevent infections. Since the vaccine does not contain the virus, there is no risk of breastmilk containing the virus.

Experts recommend patients who are planning to conceive or undergoing fertility treatment should be offered a vaccine based on CDC eligibility criteria. Since the vaccine is not a live virus, there is no reason to delay pregnancy attempts because of vaccination administration or to defer treatment until the second dose has been administered.

Expert advice and news

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Once we receive additional supply and have vaccinated all of our frontline caregivers and healthcare workers, we will work to make the vaccine available to priority patients and community members as quickly and conveniently as possible.

While Baylor Scott & White Health will follow the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan outlined by the state of Texas, we encourage you to review your state’s local distribution plan to understand when the vaccine will be made available to you.

Those interested in receiving vaccine updates from Baylor Scott & White Health can submit contact information here:

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