COVID-19 Vaccines Provided by UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio primarily provides the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 for initial vaccines and booster shots. Vaccines can be scheduled online.
Established primary care patients, 18 years and older, may schedule a Moderna vaccine by calling their provider's office or schedule using MyChart. We do not offer J&J vaccines. Check the availability of Moderna and J&J vaccines with your primary care provider, local pharmacy or mass vaccination site. Find a vaccine location at Vaccines.gov.
A person is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in the primary series of their COVID-19 vaccination. Your primary series doses depend on your age, your health status, what vaccine you first received, and when you first got vaccinated. Review the CDC’s webpage and recommendation chart to understand how to stay up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
Pfizer booster shots are approved for everyone 12 years old and older, and some people are eligible for a second booster shot. This CDC chart outlines who should get a booster, when to get a booster and which booster you should get. Schedule your booster shot online.
Vaccine and Booster Shot Recommendations for Immunocompromised Individuals
Those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system) are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness and death. Their immune response to the COVID-19 vaccination may not be as strong as in people who are not immunocompromised. To stay up-to-date, the CDC recommends:
- Children ages 5 through 11 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised receive a primary series of 3 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as shown on this schedule.
- People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive a total of 4 doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to stay up to date.
Learn more about the CDC vaccine and booster recommendations for moderately or severely immunocompromised people.
All COVID-19 vaccines can be scheduled online.
If you have concerns or questions about which vaccine you should receive, speak with your health care provider.
Mixing and Matching Vaccine Brands
mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are preferred, but J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines may be considered in some situations. UT Health San Antonio primarily provides Pfizer vaccines. Vaccines can be scheduled online.
Established primary care patients, 18 years and older, may schedule a Moderna vaccine by calling their provider's office or schedule using MyChart. We do not offer J&J vaccines.
Additional Resources: For more information about all of the COVID-19 vaccines, visit the CDC’s “Vaccines for COVID-19” website which provides in-depth information about each of the three COVID-19 vaccines.