Types of Vaccines Provided by UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio primarily provides the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is an mRNA vaccine currently authorized for people 12 years and older. It is given in the upper arm and requires two doses that are spaced 21 days apart. When receiving the first dose, an appointment to receive the second dose will be made for 21 days later. Learn more about the Pfizer vaccine.
If you have concerns or questions about which vaccine you should receive, speak with your health care provider.
As vaccine supply and capacity allow, UT Health San Antonio may also provide the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine.
The Moderna vaccine is an mRNA vaccine authorized for people 18 years and older. It is given in the upper arm and requires two doses that are spaced 28 days apart. When receiving the first dose, an appointment to receive the second dose will be made for 28 days later. Learn more about the Moderna vaccine.
The Johnson & Johnson Janssen (J&J/Janssen) vaccine is a viral vector vaccine authorized for people 18 years and older. It requires one dose given in the upper arm. The CDC and FDA have recommended that the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States, effective April 23, 2021. However, women younger than 50 years old especially should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination, and that other COVID-19 vaccines are available where this risk has not been seen. Learn more about the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine.
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.
Is there a fee for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Vaccine recipients will have no out-of-pocket expenses; they are free. A small administration fee may be charged to the insurance on file.
For patients who have Medicare, Medicaid or a third-party insurer, your insurer will be billed a nominal fee of $17 for the first dose and $28 for the second dose per Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allowable charges for the extra supplies and staffing to administer the vaccine.