During the COVID-19 pandemic, TIP is working to meet the needs of our front-line public health responders, health care professionals, and the public. The TIP team, along with our Pandemic Vaccine Task Force and Health Equity Council, provide valuable feedback and recommendations to our local, state, and federal partners to improve distribution, allocation, and access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective?

The Pfizer- BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of Americans have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history, which includes the use of new and established monitoring systems to ensure the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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How many people must get vaccinated to end the pandemic?

Between 70% and 94% of Texans must receive their COVID-19 vaccinations for the state to reach herd immunity, end the pandemic, and return to life, according to America’s leading medical experts.

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When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for children under 12?

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna launched their COVID-19 vaccine trials in March 2021 for kids as young as 6 months old. They expect to submit their findings to the FDA as soon as September 2021. Johnson & Johnson/Janssen is collecting data for ages 12 to 17, but it hasn’t announced trials for ages 2 to 11.

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