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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 November 2, 2021, anyone 5 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 5 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 second 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 November 19, 2021, the Center for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for all adults 18 years of age and older at least 6 months after their primary series.

As of December 9, 2021, the recommendations were updated to include a single booster dose for 16-year and 17 year-olds at least 6 months after completing their primary Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination series. At this time only the Pfizer COVID-19 Booster is authorized/recommended for adolescents 16 and 17 year-olds.  

As of January 5, 2022 the CDC and FDA authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for children  12-17 years of age at least 5 months after their primary series.

As of March 30, 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 50 years and older and certain immunocompromised individuals. 

As of May 19, 2022 CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. In addition, today CDC is strengthening its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first. 

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

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  4. Prevention
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  6. Quarantine & Recovery

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Eligibility

  • Talk to your doctor to determine if you are eligible.