COVID-19 vaccine recommendations/FAQ

Our practice strongly recommends getting COVID-19 vaccination when available to you.

We will NOT be administering the COVID-19 vaccines in our office.

Update 04-13-21 re: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and reports of clotting disorder as possible adverse effect:

We are monitoring this situation and will review data as it becomes available. For now, we are withdrawing our prior recommendations for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for now.

We recommend ANY of the 3 currently approved vaccines incl. Pfizer and Moderna with no preference for one vs. the other and suggest you get whichever is available to you first. While all vaccines carry risk of adverse effects, we feel benefits greatly exceed risks in this setting.

All 3 of our doctors have received both doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine as that was the first COVID-19 vaccine available to us. We are advising our staff, our families, and our friends to get vaccinated when it is available to them.

Patients may obtain the vaccine according to the distribution guidelines from The Texas Health and Human Services. As of 3/24/21, the state of Texas is is offering vaccination to eligible patients in any of the following risk groups: 1A, 1B, 1C, and child care and education staff. They will be expanding to All Eligible Adults for starting 3/29/21.

North Texas Counties have together set up Waitlist and Registration Websites. Patients can sign up any where, they do not have to be residents of the county. See link below to NBC website which has links has the latest info about role out and links to sign up for the waitlists.

Follow link below to a SUPER helpful CDC page with answers to lots of COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ including timing of other vaccines, timing if you have had prior COVID-19 infection, and recommendations for patients with history of prior anaphylaxis or vaccine reactions:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html

We wil be continue trying to add additonal FAQ and links that you may find helpful soon as well, so please check this page periodically for updated info.


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