Community Care Campaign

At the start of the pandemic, Somos Tejas saw an opportunity to organize and positively impact the well-being of our community. Our Community Care Canvassing campaign is year-round and launched in June 2020. Each month, we canvass historically under-represented neighborhoods, with an aim of empowering Nuestra Gente with civic engagement information and health resources available to them regardless of income or legal status.

Ready for your COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQQs

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQQs

Are the vaccines safe?2021-10-09T11:48:07-05:00

The vaccines have gone through proper testing and trials and have been authorized safe for use, which means it’s been proven safe and effective. The Pfizer vaccines have received FDA approval as well.  All and all, it is safe and not deadly like COVID! So, vacunate!

Will the vaccine give me side effects?2021-10-09T12:32:13-05:00

Some people feel symptoms after taking the vaccine, but none of it compares to actually being infected by COVID-19. It is better for you to get the vaccine.

Will the vaccine give me COVID-19?2021-10-09T12:20:04-05:00

No. None of the approved vaccines contain the live virus, so the vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

Do I need to get vaccinated even if I already had COVID-19?2021-10-09T12:26:43-05:00

Yes. Even if you have recovered from COVID-19, you should still receive the vaccine. While your body does develop antibodies, the vaccine is the most proven method in helping prevent additional infection or spread of COVID-19.

Can I get COVID-19 even if I am vaccinated?2021-10-09T12:27:40-05:00

Fully vaccinated people are largely protected against the Delta variant. All vaccines are providing high levels of protection against severe COVID-19 infection. If you do get COVID-19, you are much less likely to get very sick or die.

How old do you have to be to get the vaccine?2021-10-09T12:28:28-05:00

As of right now children 12 years or older have been approved to receive the vaccine.

What is the latest on FDA approvals?2021-10-09T12:29:32-05:00

FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up. The FDA authorized all three vaccines for emergency use. Pfizer is also currently seeking approval for ages 5-11 as well. Millions of people have taken the vaccines since they came out and we still don’t have any zombies, so it’s safe to say the vaccines are fine!

Do I have to get a third vaccine/booster shot?2021-10-09T12:30:37-05:00

The only people who are currently recommended should take a booster are those who are 65 years and older, 50 years and older with underlying medical conditions, 18 years and older living in long-term care settings. You may also get a booster shot based one individual benefits and risks such as 18-49 year olds with certain medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes or 18-64 year olds at increased risk of exposure because of where they work.

COVID-19 Vaccine Access for the Immigrant Community

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Know Your Rights

COVID-19 Vaccine Access for the Immigrant Community

Conoce Tus Derechos

Know Your Rights

Made to Save

COVID-19 Partnership

Somos Tejas is a proud partner of Made to Save (an initiative of Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) organization). Made to Save is a national education and grassroots campaign working to save lives by increasing COVID-19 vaccine access and focused on empowering community-based organizations to run outreach programs that increase vaccination rates in communities too often left behind by our public health system.

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