AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY'S COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL IS CURRENTLY MEDIUM.
ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES
Vaccines are Safe. The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19.
Everyone needs the vaccine – even if you’ve had COVID-19. The vaccine is your best protection from severe illness, hospitalization or dying.
You may experience some mild symptoms after being vaccinated such as pain where you get the shot, fever, chills, headaches, or fatigue. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that your body is building immunity.
Everyone is eligible for a vaccine.
Find a vaccine location near you
All approved COVID-19 vaccines go through testing and clinical trials before they are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for distribution.
VACCINATION AND TESTING UPDATES for CommUnityCare Patients
- Walk-In Vaccine Clinics are no Longer Open
- Children’s Vaccines Now Available
- Boosters are Now Available
- COVID-19 Testing is available to current patients by appointment only.
If you are not a CommUnityCare patient but need information on testing or vaccines, visit Austin Public Health.
HOW TO STAY SAFE
The best way to keep safe is to take every precaution including getting a vaccine, wearing a mask and washing your hands often.
Stay Updated on your Vaccines
- Ages five (5) years and older should get one (1) booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.
- A second booster is recommended for adults ages 50 years and older and for people ages 12 years and older who are at high risk.
- The CDC’s new recommendations allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots.
- If you are experiencing symptoms such as having a sore throat, cough or fever, get tested. Find a testing location near you, click here.
- Order free at home COVID tests and get mailed to your home visit. Order at home COVID-19 Tests
Wear a Mask
- If you are high risk, wear a mask indoors when gathering with others.
- If you are around someone who is sick or think you only have allergies, wear a mask.
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Communities
Central Health and CommUnityCare are committed to making the vaccine available to as many people as possible – specifically to people most impacted most by COVID-19.
We are working to distribute the vaccine equitably and are following strict CDC/DSHS protocols to ensure those who are most vulnerable receive the vaccine as quickly as possible.
Central Health and CommUnityCare will continue to coordinate with other safety net providers to focus on areas (ZIP codes) with people most disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and other serious disease, and death.
This includes people of color, people with low income, people living in areas with the highest rates of COVID-19, and people without transportation.
Community COVID-19 Levels
The new risk-based guidelines set out three Community Levels of risk, from the lowest threat, low, through the most serious, high, along with recommended behaviors for each level.
Regardless of vaccination status or level, individuals need to continue to follow the additional requirements of local businesses, venues and schools.
LOCAL RESPONSE INFORMATION
Austin Public Health is our local public health authority and is leading efforts to research, gather, and disseminate information to the community. For the latest news and information, please visit the APH website.