Resources and information about the COVID-19 vaccine
The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) updates the COVID-19 information on its website as new information is available—check the site regularly. 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, or visit the websites below.
All ERS health plans cover COVID-19 vaccination at 100%. That means you should not have to pay anything out of pocket to be vaccinated against COVID-19, once the vaccine is available to you. (Everyone, whether or not they have health insurance, should be able to get the vaccine at no cost, when it is available to them.) Medicare enrollees: Medicare covers the cost of the vaccine; however, take your Medicare and health plan ID cards when you get the vaccine, as some providers may ask to see both.
Visit the Department of State Health Services vaccine information page for information about where to be vaccinated. See other information about the vaccine and COVID-19 in general at:
- OptumRx website (administrator of the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Criminals are impersonating government agencies to scam people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pay close attention to emails or calls you get, especially if they ask for personal or financial information. See tips from the Texas Department of Insurance.