Austin Public Health is currently using the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Supply is limited, and vaccine rollout is gradual. You should still take precautions including wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands often. 


Who is Eligible to get Vaccinated at this Time?

All adults are currently eligible to be vaccinated and can register through Austin Public Health. 

Please note that APH will not vaccinate those who are currently sick or have not completed their 10 day isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.  If you have recovered from COVID-19, and are eligible, you should get vaccinated. Immunity from the vaccine may last longer than the natural immunity you get if you’ve already had COVID-19.

— Limited vaccine is also available at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, hospitals, etc. Visit VaccineFinder.org to locate additional providers in your area with supply of COVID-19 vaccine. VaccineFinder is operated by epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital. 


Pre-Register for a COVID-19 Vaccine with APH

For a free vaccination with APH, you must first pre-register to determine eligibility. Completing pre-registration does NOT guarantee that you will receive the vaccine or a scheduled appointment, but it will allow you to be added to the system to schedule at a later date when additional vaccine is available.

Pre-Register Online

 Step 1 - Register or Sign in

  • Register for an account or sign in to your existing account. 
  • You will need a separate email address for each person seeking a test or vaccine, including children, per Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.
  • If you already had an account to get tested, you do not need to create a new account for vaccine.

 Step 2 - Pre-register for a vaccine

  • Pre-register for a COVID-19 Vaccine from APH. Choose the VACCINE, not the TESTING option. Testing sites do not have the vaccine.
  • You will answer a few questions about yourself, vaccine reaction, and insurance information. Information provided will determine your eligibility for vaccination. 
  • You will not be asked about your immigration status.
  • Information you give during pre-registration is private and confidential by law and will be maintained with confidence.  

 Step 3 - When eligible, schedule an appointment

When eligible for an APH vaccine, you will see a “Schedule, Reschedule, or Cancel a COVID Vaccine” button. Login to your account when Vaccination appointments are released on Monday and Thursday evenings and click the “Schedule, Reschedule, or Cancel a COVID Vaccine.”

  • To make the scheduling process smoother, APH recently added a queuing system for first doses.
  • When appointments are available for scheduling, you will be added to the queue and receive a place in line with an estimated wait time until you are to the front of the line to schedule.
  • When it is your turn, you will have 10 minutes to click “Yes, please” to begin the process to schedule your appointment.

Accessibility and Language Access at Sites 

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access will be provided upon request. If you cannot access a location because of problems with transportation, internet, email, or computers please call 311 or 512-974-2000. Language Interpretation services will be provided at no cost to anyone in need of the service. When you arrive on site, please report your needs to a representative. 

 Pre-register for the COVID-19 Vaccine


Cancelling / Rescheduling 

At this time, due to scarcity of available appointments, the pre-registration system cannot support changing your appointment time. You CAN cancel your appointment. If you click the button online to reschedule, your appointment will be  canceled.  


After Your Vaccination 

Your vaccine information will be sent to IMMTRAC Texas Immunization Registry, and then used to notify of you of your vaccine appointment availability, and for the required follow up appointment to receive the second record dosage of vaccine.  

Register and get started with V-SAFE, a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines. V-SAFE will use text messaging and web surveys from CDC to check in with vaccine recipients for health problems following COVID-19 vaccination. The system also will provide telephone follow up to anyone who reports medically significant side effects. 


Second Doses 

If you received your first dose through APH, we will schedule you for your second dose. You will be contacted by phone or email. APH is scheduling second doses 3-5 days in advance of the 28 day mark.

— An appointment is required for second doses; however 

  • If you are more than 28 days past your first dose from APH, and have not received a second dose appointment, you can walk-up to any of our vaccine sites and present your CDC vaccination card.

  • If you have an appointment and walk-up to a different site and/or at a different time, you will be turned away and asked to arrive for your scheduled appointment.

If you cannot make your scheduled second dose appointment, log in to your account at covid19.austintexas.gov and cancel your second dose appointment - by doing this the system will reschedule you for a second dose at a later date. If you do not cancel your second dose appointment online, call 311 or 512-974-2000 and provide your name and number and the APH Equity Line will call you back to reschedule.

— While the second dose should be administered as close to the recommended 28-day interval as possible, CDC recommends you should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended 3- or 4-week interval, and can get it up to 42 days or 6 weeks later.    

If you received a first dose from another provider, but need a second dose, you can pre-register at covid19.austintexas.gov and then click the link that says "I received my 1st and/or 2nd dose from another provider" and complete your first dose information. 

— APH only receives the Moderna vaccine and cannot provide second doses for people who received a Pfizer first dose.

— If APH has availability for additional Moderna second doses, we will manually schedule you for a second dose, but you will be required to show proof of your first dose on site by bringing your CDC vaccination card.


Fully Vaccinated 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume. 

The new guidance—which is based on the latest science — includes recommendations for how and when a fully vaccinated individual can visit with other people who are fully vaccinated and with other people who are not vaccinated. This guidance represents a first step toward returning to everyday activities in our communities. CDC will update these recommendations as more people are vaccinated, rates of COVID-19 in the community change, and additional scientific evidence becomes available.  


Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

APH COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 


 Vaccs Facts Weekly Updates

Vaccs Facts is a weekly series of COVID-19 vaccine updates published by Austin Public Health. Please reference this page for updates every Tuesday.


Additional Resources

Austin Public Health

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

 

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