The COVID-19 vaccination is now available in Texas, although when and where you can get it varies throughout the state.
All ERS health plans cover COVID-19 vaccination at 100%. That means health plan participants should not have to pay anything out of pocket to be vaccinated against COVID-19, once it is available to them. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they can. For more information on when and where you can get a COVID-19 vaccination, contact your health plan, primary care provider or other health care provider. The Texas Department of State Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have more information.
In addition, OptumRx, administrator of the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program, has helpful information about the vaccine and COVID-19 in general. The information is available to everyone, not just HealthSelect participants.
Unfortunately, fraud surrounding the vaccine has already begun. Read helpful tips from the Texas Department of Insurance on how to avoid COVID-19 vaccination scams.