COVID-19: What You Need to Know
COVID-19 Vaccine Update-Walk-In Vaccine Clinics are no Longer Open-11/15/21
Effective 11/12 our walk-in COVID vaccine sites are no longer open. CommUnityCare patients can get a COVID vaccine or booster at their home clinic by calling our patient navigation center at 512-978-9015 or Carousel patients please call 512-744-6000 to schedule an appointment.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update-Children’s Vaccines Now Available-11/11/21
We are now offering vaccines for established CommUnityCare patients ages 5-11. If you are a parent interested in getting your child vaccinated, call us at 512-978-9015 to make an appointment.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update-Boosters Now Available-11/3/21
We are now administering COVID-19 booster shots to eligible patients who completed their primary Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine series. (We do not have J&J second dose boosters).
The CDC’s new recommendations allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots. While booster vaccines are available at all CommUnityCare locations, the type may vary depending on location. CommUnityCare is reaching out to patients via phone, text, and MyChart to encourage them to make an appointment for a booster if they meet the criteria.
CommUnityCare and Carousel patients can receive their booster and children’s vaccines at their home clinic.
More information and appointments are available by calling our Patient Navigation Center at 512-978-9015.
- We have restarted community testing on a limited basis and by appointment only. Click HERE for more information.
- Additionally, there are many free testing resources throughout Central Texas that can be easily accessed including local pharmacies such as Walgreens, CVS, and other private entities. *CommUnityCare patients may request a COVID-19 test from their CommUnityCare provider.
- As always, please remember to wear a mask when coming to any of our CommUnityCare Health Centers.
COVID Vaccine Information
CommUnityCare is offering COVID vaccines for established CUC patients by appointment ONLY. It is our goal to get as many people vaccinated as possible, so if you have NOT been vaccinated, or need a booster please consider coming to one of our locations to do so.
Vaccine Criteria & Process
We are actively reaching out to our patients to get them scheduled for an appointment, but if you have NOT received notice from us, you can get a vaccine by one of the following methods:
- You can download MyChart by clicking HERE and making an appointment.
- CUC patients can call our Patient Navigation Center at 512-978-9015, Carousel should call: 512-744-6000.
- We offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
As always, please remember to wear a mask when coming to any of our CommUnityCare Health Centers.
We are not offering COVID vaccines to non-patients at this time.
Vaccine Information/Education – 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 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 needs the vaccine – even if you’ve had COVID-19.
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 two to three weeks. You will receive a reminder to schedule a second vaccine the same way you received your confirmation about the first dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not require a second dose.
*For more information on vaccines, click HERE.