Videos: University Health doctor answers your COVID-19 vaccine questions

Answers to your FAQs including if people who receive vaccine still need to wear masks

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The rollout for the COVID-19 vaccine is underway across Texas.

In San Antonio, city officials have set up mass, no-cost vaccine sites at the Alamodome and the West and South Sides.

The state is receiving the two FDA-approved vaccines, by Pfizer and Moderna, and distributing thousands of doses to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs and other clinics across the state.

Texas is still in its limited supply phase of the rollout and vast chunks of people who are eligible have not yet been able to secure an appointment.

We asked University Health doctors some of your questions, which they answered in the videos below.

Do people who have been vaccinated still need to wear masks and social distance?

University Health CMO Dr. Bryan Alsip answers whether people who received the COVID-19 vaccine must still wear a mask or social distance.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy, like a flu shot?

Distribution of the vaccine is currently fairly tightly controlled, and we're in limited supplies. As those supplies grow, they will start to be made available to the pharmacies.

How do vaccines get out to the public?

The federal government is acquiring the vaccine, and distributing to states. Each state has it's own plan for distribution.

Don’t see your question answered above? Find more answers to your questions on our vaccine news page or our KSAT Community page.

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Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about the coronavirus vaccine rollout in Texas, Bexar County and San Antonio.

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About the Author:

RJ Marquez is co-host of KSAT News Now and reports for Good Morning San Antonio. He's been at KSAT since 2010 and covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms, including his Spurs newsletter. RJ has reported stories for KSAT Explains.