COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) defines priority groups for the vaccine. In the weeks leading up to the winter break, the university began the exciting process of vaccinating our health care workers who meet the state criteria for Phase 1A.
DSHS recently defined Phase 1B priorities to include people over the age of 65 and individuals age 16-64 with certain underlying conditions that put them at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The state makes decisions regarding allocation on a weekly basis, and distributes vaccine accordingly. We will continue to update our campus regularly on the availability and timing of vaccines for our students, faculty and staff following DSHS guidance and depending on vaccine availability. Visit the Vaccine Distribution page to learn more.
It takes all of us to stop the spread of COVID-19. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible. When enough people get vaccinated, it makes the spread of COVID-19 from person to person unlikely and the whole community becomes protected. This is called herd immunity and we need as many people as possible to get vaccinated in order to achieve this.
The vaccine protects against but does not completely prevent COVID-19. It is one more tool in our toolkit in our fight against COVID-19.
Continue to follow public health and university COVID-19 safety guidelines. Continue to wear face masks, social distance, wash hands and avoid gatherings.
To help our students, faculty and staff understand the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine and to help spread the word, the university has created these educational tools, which include digital and print options. Check back frequently as content hosted on UT Box will be updated and new resources will be added as they become available.
In both English and Spanish, this FAQ one-pager covers the most frequently asked questions about the vaccine. This FAQ can be downloaded, printed and posted in common areas.
These posters cover common questions and answers related to the vaccine in both English and Spanish. These posters can be downloaded, printed and posted in common areas.
This social media kit contains helpful and educational statements and graphics for use on official UT or personal social media platforms. This document requires a UT EID and password.
In this short video, Dr. Liz Douglass shares her personal experiences getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
In this video, Dr. Ana Avalos dispels common myths and confirms facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.