COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

  1. Scheduling
  2. General Info
  3. Mask Wearing
  4. Vaccine Brands
  5. Other FAQs

How do I schedule my appointment for a Vaccine Clinic? 

  1. Visit abilenetx.gov/vaccineschedule & read all eligibility information before clicking Proceed.
  2. Enter your personal information & click Proceed.
  3. Answer the health history questions and click Proceed.
  4. If you are eligible, you will be able to choose a date for your vaccine appointment. Click on the box to open a calendar. Available dates will be shown in blue; unavailable dates will be grayed out.
  5. Once you select a date, you can choose a location and time for that date by clicking in the Locations box.
  6. Click confirm, and a QR code with a confirmation screen will appear. Please screenshot this code or print it out to bring to your appointment to be looked up more efficiently.
    • If you can't save or print the code, you can also be looked up by showing your picture ID

What criteria do I need to meet to get a vaccine?

As of May 12, 2021, anyone 12 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District Clinics.

  • Only the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is approved for children 12 and older
  • You must be 18 and older to register to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Do I need to schedule my second dose?

Yes. When you receive your first dose at the Health District clinics, you will be given a COVID-19 Vaccination Card. Please refer to this card for the recommended date and brand for your next dose. Please use our scheduling website to schedule your second dose appointment. Please bring your vaccination card and picture ID with you to your appointment.

When should I receive my second dose appointment?

You may receive your booster dose up to three weeks after the date on your COVID-19 Vaccination card.

Can I receive a 2nd dose of any available vaccine?

It’s best if you get your second dose from the same brand as your first dose. For example, if you got a Moderna first dose, it’s best to get Moderna for your second dose.

Can you get sick with COVID-19 while waiting on the second dose of the vaccine?

It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity 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 get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection. For more information, visit the CDC website's vaccine benefits page.

Can I receive a booster dose of the vaccine?

As of October 21st, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the use of booster shots for recipients of Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J’s COVID-19 vaccines for qualifying individuals that fall within one of the following -- 

People in the following groups are eligible to receive a booster shot at least 6 months after completion of their mRNA primary series (Pfizer or Moderna):

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who live or work in high-risk settings

• Additionally, booster shots are recommended for everyone 18 and older at least 2 months after receiving their J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

Can people mix and match vaccine brands for their booster shot?

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. If you have lost your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card or don’t have a copy, contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record. Additional information about your COVID-19 vaccine record can be found here.


COVID-19 Information & FAQs

  1. Antibody Therapy
  2. Resources
  3. Basic Info
  4. Prevention
  5. Testing
  6. Quarantine & Recovery

COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

High risk COVID-positive patients who receive monoclonal antibody treatment within 10 days of symptom onset have a higher change of not needing to be hospitalized. Learn more at Hendrick Health's website.

Eligibility

  • Talk to your doctor to determine if you are eligible
  • Self-referrals are available by calling 325.692.5600 or going to hendrickhealth.org/covidtreatment to fill out a screening form.

Criteria

You must be age 65 years or older, or at least 12 years of age with one of the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, immunosuppressive disease or immunosuppressive treatment, cardiovascular disease (i.e. history of a heart attack), hypertension, COPD, Asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sickle cell disease, cerebral palsy, have a tracheostomy or gastrostomy.

Location

Hendrick Infusion Clinic is located at 1018 North 13th by appointment only.