Vaccine Criteria & Process

  • Due to limited supply we are currently ONLY vaccinating established CUC patients (established means you have a primary care provider at CUC that you have seen within the last year)  who fall within the current State of Texas Department of Health guidelines in phase 1B which include patients 65 years of age and older.
  • We are slowly receiving vaccines for distribution and are notifying patients as vaccines become available. 
  • Established CUC patients WILL receive notification from us once they are eligible for a vaccine, including appointment information. Please do not call us to make a vaccine appointment as we are not able to take these calls. 
  • Only notified patients will be vaccinated at this time. Notification of vaccines will be dependent on vaccine availability. As we receive more vaccine, we will start opening up vaccines to other groups
  • As always please remember to wear a mask when coming to any of our CUC sites, including all testing and vaccine locations.
  • *These are not drive through sites, the vaccines are provided inside one of our clinic sites. Patients must enter the building in order to receive a vaccine. 
  • The link below contains the packet of information for anyone getting a COVID vaccine with us at CUC. Please download it, print it, and fill out prior to your vaccine if you are able to.

Vaccine Information/Education

COVID Vaccine Facts

COVID-19 vaccines are safe. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are safe. 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.

The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19. The vaccine does not include the live virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes the vaccine can cause mild symptoms like pain where you get the shot, fever, chills, headaches or make you feel tired. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that your body is building immunity.

Everyone needs the vaccine – even if you’ve had COVID-19. The best way to stop the pandemic is to take every precaution including getting a vaccine, wearing a mask, washing your hands often, and keeping at least six feet apart from others. When it’s your turn, get the vaccine.

How does the vaccine work? A vaccine prepares your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus in case you are exposed. Depending on the vaccine you receive, a second dose is required in 2 - 3 weeks. You will receive a reminder to schedule a second vaccine the same way you received your confirmation about the first dose.

Even when you get the vaccine, keep wearing a mask. Once you get the vaccine, keep wearing a mask, washing your hands, and watching your distance. The vaccine can keep you from getting sick, but you could still get infected with coronavirus. And if you’re infected, you can spread COVID-19 to others.

Vaccine supplies are limited. Be patient. There aren’t enough vaccines for everyone right now, but more vaccines are coming. Based on guidelines from the State of Texas, frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities are getting the vaccine first. The next group to get vaccinated are people 65 and older and people 16 and over with medical conditions that can put them at risk of complications from COVID-19. This includes pregnant women. All adults should be able to get vaccinated later in 2021.

Vaccines for CommUnityCare patients: We are following State and Federal vaccine guidelines to vaccinate people. Based on these guidelines, we will notify established CommUnityCare patients when its your turn to get the vaccine.

Vaccines for vulnerable populations who are not our patients: Austin Public Health is currently focusing on vaccinating vulnerable communities. To find out if you are eligible for a vaccine and pre- register, visit AustinTexas.gov/covid19-vaccines. Completing pre-registration does not guarantee that you will receive the vaccine or be guaranteed a scheduled appointment. 

You can also click on the link below to download the document in both English and Spanish.