COVID-19 Vaccine

Please note that we are only scheduling vaccine appointments online through CHRISTY, your virtual assistant. We are not scheduling any appointments via the phone or at your local clinic. Appointment slots fill up quickly, but are added daily. Please check back periodically. Learn More

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

With the arrival of the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine, there is a lot of information to take in and process. We know you and your family may have questions about the vaccine and other COVID-related concerns, which is why CHRISTUS Health wants you to know we are right there with you every step of the way.  We have answered some of your most frequently asked questions. 

  • When can I get the vaccine?
  • Will the vaccine hurt or will there be side effects?
  • Is the vaccine safe?
  • How long will the vaccine last?
  • I’ve already had COVID-19; do I still need the vaccine?
  • Can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine if I have received convalescent plasma or a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19?
  • Can I still get COVID if I get the vaccine?
  • Do I still need to wear a mask after receiving the vaccine?
  • What if I’m pregnant, or plan to be soon, or breastfeeding? Should I get vaccinated?
  • Is the vaccine one dose or two?
  • Can I pass COVID-19 to someone else if I’ve had the vaccine?
  • What happens if I miss the second dose or take it later than 21 or 28 days after the first?
  • Should someone who has my specific health concern get the vaccine?
  • How many people were in the vaccine trials and how many of those had really negative side effects?
  • Is receiving the vaccine consistent with CHRISTUS Health values?
  • Where can I learn more?

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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 CHRISTUS 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.