Ace Family Dental has been selected by the State of Texas to serve as a vaccine hub.
We are working to finalize plans about the vaccine hub, which will include additional opportunities for members of our community to schedule a vaccine appointment with a focus on making the vaccine available to the hardest hit zip codes and demographics. We will be limited by vaccine supply.
For additional information, please check back here, email questions to email@example.com or call (281) 980-1811.
As a State-designated COVID-19 vaccine distribution hub, Ace Family Dental invites all members of the community to register for the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Ace Family Dental vaccination clinic.
Registered individuals who meet eligibility for vaccination will be notified when appointments are available. Ace Family Dental will make appointments available based on vaccine supply and will prioritize vaccine distribution in accordance with guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Which COVID-19 vaccines are available now?
Vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA and are being distributed across the United States. We provide vaccine developed by Moderna.
How many potential vaccines will there be for COVID-19?
Although three vaccines are available in the United States at this time, more are in development. To learn about ongoing trials and new developments, visit the Coronavirus Prevention Network website. The network was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Several companies are developing COVID-19 vaccines. Are they all considered equal, or is one better than the others?
Each vaccine will undergo the same stringent FDA review process before it receives approval or EUA, which means the FDA has determined there is substantial evidence that the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing a COVID-19 infection.
How do we know the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?
Before any vaccine is widely distributed to the public, it is tested in clinical trials on tens of thousands of people to determine its safety and efficacy. While development and authorization of the COVID-19 vaccines were accelerated, this does not mean that safety corners were cut; the vaccines went through the same stringent testing process that other vaccines go through before public dissemination.
I heard that the COVID-19 vaccine won’t prevent me from getting COVID-19. So why should I be vaccinated?
It is a common misconception that vaccines prevent someone from contracting the virus. Vaccines train the body’s immune system to recognize and fight viruses and bacteria. When the body is exposed to a virus after being vaccinated against it, the body is immediately ready to fight the illness. Because the body is able to respond more quickly, you are less likely to experience symptoms of the illness, especially severe and life-threatening ones. Based on clinical trials and observations following the administration of more than hundreds of millions of doses, we know the COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective in preventing severe illness and death from the virus.
After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, how long will I be protected?
At this time, there is not enough data about the vaccines to know how long they will provide protection from COVID-19.
Do I have to continue wearing a mask and practicing social distancing after I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. We all need to continue the 3 W’s – wearing a mask, watching your distance and washing your hands regularly – until we know how long the vaccine protects against the virus and we gain community control of COVID-19.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. None of the vaccines currently available use a live version of the virus, so a person who receives any of these vaccines cannot contract COVID-19 from the vaccination.
If I receive the vaccine, what side effects can I expect?
Side effects may vary depending on which vaccine you receive, but common side effects include fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes and pain at the injection site, which is generally the upper arm. Before you receive your vaccine, specific information about your vaccine’s anticipated side effects will be provided to you.
According to the State, who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination?
Effective March 29, 2021, the State of Texas is making the COVID-19 vaccine available to all adults. Individuals must be 16 years of age or older to receive the Pfizer vaccine and 18 years of age or older to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Where can I learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines?
Additional information about the vaccines can be found in the FDA's fact sheets for the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna vaccine and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You may find general information about the COVID-19 vaccine on the FDA’s website.
What should I do if I’ve received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and am worried about developing blood clots?
While the chance of developing blood clots – or any adverse reaction – from the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is extremely rare, individuals should contact their healthcare provider if they develop serious symptoms in the days and weeks after being vaccinated. Symptoms of blood clots may include headache, blurred vision, fainting or loss of consciousness, loss of control over movement in part of the body, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, leg pain/swelling and seizures.