Brazoria County Covid-19 Vaccine Information
Brazoria County Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Brazoria County Covid-19 Vaccine Information

As of February 2nd, 2021, The Brazoria County Health Department is receiving Covid-19 Vaccine in limited quantities. The vaccine is currently being administered, when available, to those meeting phase 1A and 1B criteria.

1A Criteria: Persons providing direct care, including hospital, long-term care, EMS, Home Health, ER/Urgent Care, outpatient, pharmacy, last responders, and school nurses.

1B Criteria: Persons 65 or older. Persons 16 or over with at least one chronic medical condition, including pregnancy.

It is currently estimated to be available to the general public this spring, but that estimate is subject to change.

The vaccine is administered in two doses, 28 days apart if receiving the Moderna vaccine, and 21 days apart if receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Protection from the virus is at approximately 95% one week after receiving the second dose.  It is recommended to continue precautionary measures even after vaccination as experts are still learning more about the vaccine’s effectiveness, and whether those vaccinated can still spread the virus.

Common side effects:

  • Pain and swelling at injection site
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

Per CDC, you should not get the vaccine if you have had any allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, even if they were not severe. You should not get the second dose if you had any allergic reaction to the first dose, even if it was not severe. You should not get the vaccine if you have any allergies to PEG(polyethylene glycol) or polysorbate. Polysorbate is not an ingredient in the vaccine, but is closely related to PEG, which is in the vaccine.

The vaccine does NOT contain eggs, preservatives, or latex.

Click here for more information about the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Click here for the latest from the county health department.

Click here to make an online appointment.

Click here for a list of independent vaccine providers.

Cited Sources:
Information about the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine
January 25, 2021

NPR – JoAnne Silberner
Why You Should Still Wear a Mask and Avoid Crowds After Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine
January 12, 2021

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