COVID-19 Vaccine in Fort Bend County
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
What might make me ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
- You will not be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if you have had ANY vaccine (e.g., flu, Hepatitis B, etc.) within 14 days prior to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Other reasons that you may not be able to receive a vaccine include: If you have had onset of a COVID-19 infection within the last 10 days. If you have received a passive antibody therapy for COVID-19 infection in the last 90 days. If you have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days. If you have been vaccinated elsewhere, or are scheduled to be vaccinated elsewhere.
Will COVID-19 vaccines give you COVID-19?
- No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States use the virus that causes COVID-19.
I have recently tested positive for COVID-19. When will I be able to receive it?
- If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you cannot receive the vaccine until at least 10 days have elapsed from the date of onset of your symptoms or, if you have no symptoms, 10 days from the date of the positive test AND you have not had a fever and are improved for at least 24 hours. Once these criteria are met, you can receive the vaccine.
Will the vaccine protect me from the new strains of COVID-19?
- Researchers expect currently approved COVID-19 vaccines will protect against new COVID-19 strains and further research will continue to learn more about this.