Today is the beginning of your health for tomorrow!
Our CHRISTUS facilities are working hard to vaccinate as many of our community’s most vulnerable members as possible. We plan on providing all the vaccines we have received in the state of Texas to people who meet the criteria for the State’s Phase 1A (healthcare workers and long-term care residents) and Phase 1B (65 and older and adults with chronic conditions) groups by partnering with our communities to host large vaccination sites.
If you are inquiring about your second dose vaccine, know the vaccine should be available on the date stamped on your CDC Vaccination Record Card, pending arrival of the State’s allotment to our facility. Please be aware that you must receive your second dose at the same location you received your first dose.
Learn more about our Community Vaccine Hubs.
If you have questions about your personal health concerns or history and how that might be impacted by vaccination, we encourage you to talk with your primary care provider, who knows your conditions and your history and can advise you personally. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can find one here.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, so we have answered some of your most frequently asked ones.
We are aware of the new order announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that would lift the statewide masking mandate for many establishments on March 10. However, that will not apply to our CHRISTUS facilities. We will continue to require masks for those visiting, working or receiving care in any of our CHRISTUS facilities, per CDC guidelines, as well as hand hygiene and social distancing where possible.
The safety of our patients, Associates and physicians is our top priority. That’s why we successfully practice infection prevention every day. To keep all who enter our facilities safe during COVID-19 we have added the following precautions:
- Limiting visitors
- Screening everyone who comes through our doors
- Random temperature checks for Associates
- Requiring everyone on our campuses to wear masks
- Using virtual care to treat active COVID-19 patients, so their caregivers and support staff limit the number of times they enter their rooms
We’re in this Together
This may be an unprecedented time, but we have experienced many of these since CHRISTUS was founded 154 years ago. In fact, the first three Sisters who started our ministry in Galveston faced an epidemic of Yellow Fever within the first six months of opening the very first hospital.
Epidemics and tragedies have been part of our history, and so too has the resolve, after each of those challenges, to move on in love and service to those in need. We stand today in a rich history that gives us confidence that, with God’s help, we can do the same.
We are answering the call to help our community – today and tomorrow. In all that we do, we are devoted to keeping you, your families, our caregivers and our Associates safe. And we are here when you need care. We are ready.