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Vaccine Eligibility

Pfizer Booster Shots Available Now at Our Clinics

Español: Vacunas de Refuerzo Pfizer Disponibles en Nuestras Clínicas

We are happy to announce that VaxTogetherAustin is now offering booster shots of the Pfizer vaccines for eligible individuals, following FDA and CDC announcements.

You are eligible for a Pfizer booster shot if:

*If you are between the ages of 18 and 49 with a high-risk medical condition, the CDC advises that you consult with your physician about whether to get a booster shot.

Find your booster shot at one of our Austin or Round Rock clinics here: vaxtogetheraustin.org

Read more from the CDC: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot (Sept. 24, 2021).

And from Walgreens: “Walgreens Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Now Available Nationwide for Eligible Individuals,” (Sept. 24, 2021).

Vacunas de Refuerzo Pfizer Disponibles en Nuestras Clínicas

Nos complace anunciar que VaxTogetherAustin ya está ofreciendo vacunas de refuerzo marca Pfizer para personas que son elegibles, siguiendo los anuncios del FDA y el CDC.

Usted es elegible para una vacuna de refuerzo Pfizer si:

  • Ya han pasado al menos 6 meses desde que recibió su 2da vacunación de Pfizer Y…
  • Usted es mayor de 65 años o
  • Usted es mayor de 18 años Y…

*Si usted tiene entre 18 y 49 años y tiene una condición médica de alto riesgo, el CDC recomienda consultar con su doctor para decidir si ponerse la vacuna de refuerzo.

Encuentre dónde ponerse la vacuna de refuerzo en una de nuestras clínicas en Austin o Round Rock clinics visitando nuestra página: vaxtogetheraustin.org

Para mayor información lea el anuncio oficial del CDC: https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

Y el anuncio hecho por Walgreens (información no disponible en Español): “Walgreens Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Now Available Nationwide for Eligible Individuals,” (Sept. 24, 2021).

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Vaccine Incentives

VaxTogetherAustin offers 1,000 more free ACL Musical Festival wristbands as vaccine incentive

Press contact:

VaxTogetherAustin (a project of TogetherAustin)

Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH

(512) 799-5668

press@togetheraustin.org

Release Date:

September 8, 2021

AUSTIN NONPROFIT OFFERS 1,000 MORE FREE ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS AS VACCINE INCENTIVE IN RETURN TO Q2 STADIUM

September 10 Vaccine Clinic at Q2 Stadium Offers Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J

AUSTIN, TX, September 8 — VaxTogetherAustin, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Q2 Stadium, and Walgreens are providing free ACL Music Festival Weekend 2 single-day general admission tickets to the first 1,000 people who pre-register and get vaccinated on Friday, September 10 at Q2 Stadium. 

To receive a vaccine and a wristband, people must pre-register for an appointment at the link below. Once all appointments are filled, no additional wristbands will be available.

LINK: tinyurl.com/vax-acl-q2

“ACL Music Festival is pleased to support VaxTogetherAustin with a donation of 2,000 single day wristbands to ACL Music Festival,” said Emmett Beliveau, Chief Operating Officer of C3 Presents. “Vaccines are not required to attend ACL Music Festival, but we know that vaccinations are an important part of the solution to move us beyond this pandemic.  Live music is all about uniting people, and we encourage everyone who can to get vaccinated to take care of themselves and one another.”  

“We are excited that so many young Texans are getting vaccinated to enjoy a great Austin festival,” said Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH, board member of TogetherAustin. “We’ve already seen the huge impact vaccination can have on protecting health and wellbeing in the community. We will continue to be available to help provide opportunities for every Central Texan to get vaccinated.”

“Our goal is to increase vaccination rates in our community, and our first event offering ACL wristbands as a vaccine incentive was very successful,” said Sharon Cohan, founder and executive director of VaxTogetherAustin. “We appreciate the generosity of ACL Music Festival, Austin FC, and Walgreens in making this event possible for a second time.”

“Soccer, at its core, is about community,” said Austin FC President Andy Loughnane. “We are proud to align with TogetherAustin and Austin City Limits Music Festival to increase vaccinations across our community by inviting eligible participants to visit Q2 Stadium for this uniquely-Austin opportunity.” 

The vaccine clinic will offer Pfizer (first and second doses), Moderna (first and second doses), and the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Third doses, or “booster shots,” will not be available at this event. The Pfizer vaccine is available to everyone ages 12 and up, while the Moderna and J&J vaccines are available to everyone ages 18 and up. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Central Texans can visit VaxTogetherAustin.org to find free COVID-19 vaccines at convenient times and locations throughout Austin and Round Rock. ID and insurance are not required to receive the vaccine, and immigration status has no impact on vaccination.

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About VaxTogetherAustin: VaxTogetherAustin is a program of the nonprofit TogetherAustin, and a part of United Way for Greater Austin’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project, which is committed to supporting underserved populations in Central Texas. Since April 2021, the VaxTogetherAustin team has organized dozens of vaccine clinics and removed barriers to access for thousands of Central Texans through partnerships with local pharmacies, school districts, community centers, businesses, and places of worship. 

About C3 Presents: ACL Music Festival is produced by Austin-based C3 Presents. Launched in 2002 and inspired by the long-running PBS show, Austin City Limits, The Austin City Limits Music Festival has grown into a two-weekend experience, featuring world-renowned and up-and-coming acts on 8 stages in Austin’s crown jewel Zilker Park. The festival, now among the largest and most recognized in the country, hosts 75,000 music lovers per day, and features a diverse lineup spanning pop, rock, folk, alt-country, blues, gospel, R&B and electronic music. 

About Austin FC: Austin FC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the League’s 27th club in January 2019. Austin FC officially began competing in MLS in April 2021 and played its first match at home on June 19, 2021, in the new, 100% privately financed, $260 million, state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium in Austin. Austin FC operates the Austin FC Academy, the fully funded developmental academy representing the highest level of competition for elite youth soccer players in Central Texas, while serving as the exclusive developmental pathway to MLS for the region’s most talented young players.

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Vaccine Incentives

Get vaccinated Sept. 2-5 and receive a single-day ACL ticket!

VaxTogetherAustin is excited to announce an additional opportunity for the community to get vaccinated and receive an ACL Weekend One Single Day General Admission wristband.

We have approximately 275 wristbands available and will be offering them on a first come, first served basis and BY APPOINTMENT ONLY to patients who receive their 1st or 2nd Pfizer, 1st or 2nd Moderna, or Janssen Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine on Thursday Sept 2nd, Friday Sept 3rd, Saturday Sept 4th and Sunday Sept 5th.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.


These appointments are available on our website, VaxTogetherAustin.org, for the Walgreens at 45th and Guadalupe location only. Your appointment must be made via the link on our website, and you will need to both receive the vaccine and show a screen-shot of your confirmation email to pick up your wristband. 3rd doses (booster shots) are NOT eligible to receive wristbands, and your pharmacist will be able to verify your vaccination status. You do not need photo ID or insurance to get the vaccine, but you will be required to show photo ID and may be asked additional questions to determine eligibility for your wristband. We cannot guarantee your first- choice date for the wristband, but you will receive a wristband if you attend your appointment and fulfill the eligibility requirements.


You must use a valid email address for your appointment, which we will verify. You must also provide a valid phone number. We will delete appointments that use email addresses and phone numbers that are out of service, belong to restaurants or stores, or are clearly not legit.


Please note that you will need to comply with all ACL Festival Health Policies, which can be found here: https://www.aclfestival.com/safety


ACL Music Festival will have the most up to date information regarding requirements to attend the festival, and anything posted on their website and social media supersedes any information provided by VaxTogetherAustin.


This opportunity is intended to increase vaccination rates in Central Texas, in order to make our communities safer and reduce strain on our overwhelmed hospital system. We very much appreciate your respect for the intention and the eligibility requirements of this incentive.


Thank you!! Please stay safe and healthy! We can do this TOGETHER!

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Vaccine Eligibility

Third Doses / Terceras Dosis: Q & A

We are happy to announce that our Pfizer clinics here at VaxTogetherAustin are now offering third doses for some immunocompromised people.

VaxTogetherAustin se alegra de anunciar que nuestras clínicas  de vacunación de Pfizer ahora ofrecen terceras dosis para algunas personas inmunodeprimidas.

The FDA has authorized third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for some immunocompromised people.

La FDA ha autorizado terceras dosis de las vacunas Pfizer y Moderna contra el COVID-19 para algunas personas inmunodeprimidas.

The CDC has also approved a third dose for people with moderate to severe immunosuppression.

El CDC también ha aprobado una tercera dosis para personas con inmundo supresión de grado moderado o grave.

Questions & Answers

Preguntas & Respuestas

Who is eligible for a third dose at this time?

People who:

  1. have already received a two-dose regimen of either Pfizer (ages 12 and up) or Moderna (ages 18 and up), and
  2. are immunocompromised to a moderate or severe degree.

The category “immunocompromised” includes:

  • People undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • People with organ or stem cell transplants.
  • People living with advanced or untreated HIV.
  • People undergoing active treatment with corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, TNF blockers or any other medication that affects the immune system. 
  • …and several other conditions. See a full list on the CDC’s website, and please consult with your doctor about whether you may need a third dose.

¿Quién es elegible para una tercera dosis en este momento?

Personas que:

  1. ya han recibido un régimen de dos dosis de Pfizer (de 12 años en adelante) o Moderna (de 18 años en adelante), y
  2. están inmunodeprimidos en grado moderado o grave. 

La categoría “inmunodeprimidos” incluye:

  • Personas sometidas a tratamiento contra el cáncer.
  • Personas con trasplantes de órganos o de células madre.
  • Personas que viven con el VIH avanzado o no tratado.
  • Personas en tratamiento activo con corticosteroides, agentes alquilantes, antimetabolitos, bloqueadores del TNF o cualquier otro medicamento que afecte al sistema inmunológico.
  • … y varias otras condiciones. Consulte una lista completa en el sitio web de los CDC y consulte con su médico si es posible que necesite una tercera dosis.

Do I need a prescription for a third dose at this time?

No. The CDC recommended it be left to the patient and doctor to decide who needs an extra dose. Please consult with your doctor. 

You may attest to your own need for a third dose. No prescription or doctor’s note is required.

To receive a third dose at a VaxTogetherAustin community or Walgreens pharmacy clinic, you must bring your COVID-19 vaccination record and fill out this form (link).

¿Necesito una receta para una tercera dosis en este momento?

No. El CDC recomienda que sea el paciente y el médico quien decida quién necesita una dosis adicional. Por favor, consulte con su médico. 

Puede dar fe de su propia necesidad de una tercera dosis. No se requiere receta médica ni nota del médico.

Para recibir una tercera dosis en una clínica de farmacia o comunitaria de VaxTogetherAustin, debe traer su registro de vacunación COVID-19 y completar este formulario (link).

Which vaccine type should I get for my third dose?

“For people who received either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine series, a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine should be used. A person should not receive more than three mRNA vaccine doses. If the mRNA vaccine product given for the first two doses is not available or is unknown, either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product may be administered.” – CDC

¿Qué tipo de vacuna debo recibir para mi tercera dosis?

“En el caso de las personas que recibieron la serie de vacunas contra el COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech o de Moderna, deberían recibir la tercera dosis de la misma vacuna de ARNm. Una persona no debería recibir más de tres dosis de una vacuna de ARNm. Si la vacuna de ARNm administrada para las dos primeras dosis no está disponible o no se sabe cuál ha sido administrada, se puede administrar cualquier vacuna de ARNm contra el COVID-19.” – CDC

When can I get my third dose of Pfizer or Moderna?

If you are eligible, the CDC recommends you get your third dose at least 28 days after your second dose.

¿Cuándo puedo recibir mi tercera dosis de Pfizer o Moderna?

Si es elegible, el CDC recomienda que reciba su tercera dosis al menos 28 días después de su segunda dosis.

I received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Can I get another vaccine dose?

The FDA authorization and CDC recommendation only apply to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at this time.

Recibí la vacuna Johnson & Johnson de dosis única. ¿Puedo recibir otra dosis de vacuna?

La autorización de la FDA y la recomendación del CDC solo se aplican a las vacunas Pfizer y Moderna en este momento.

Are booster shots available for the general public?

No, booster shots are not authorized for the general public at this time. The actions by the FDA and CDC do not apply to people who are not immunocompromised.

¿Hay vacunas de refuerzo disponibles para el público en general?

No, las vacunas de refuerzo no están autorizadas para el público en general en este momento. Las acciones de la FDA y del CDC no se aplican a personas que no están inmunodeprimidas.

For more information, please visit the CDC’s website, linked here. 

Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de los CDC, vinculado aquí.

Please note these important guidelines:

  • At Walgreens store locations, all minors ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • At school locations, all minors ages 17 and under must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian, as well as an emergency contact name and phone number.

Tenga en cuenta estas importantes reglas:

  • En las farmacias de Walgreens, todas las personas de 17 o menos años deberán estar acompañados por un padre o guardián responsable
  • En las jornadas realizadas en escuelas, todas las personas de 17 o menos años deberán tener un formulario de consentimiento firmado por un padre o guardián responsable, así como un nombre de contacto de emergencia y un número de teléfono.   

You may browse our clinic availability through our website. We add new clinics frequently:

VaxTogetherAustin.org

Visite nuestra página para encontrar información sobre las vacunaciones. Además estamos agregando nuevas jornadas con frecuencia:

VaxTogetherAustin.org

Thank you for your interest in fostering health, safety, community and vaccine equity!

Gracias por su interés en velar por la salud y seguridad de nuestra comunidad y por ayudarnos a que todos reciban acceso igualitario a las vacunas!