The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently authorized for those aged 18 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for those aged 5 and up. Visit the CDC's website for information regarding COVID-19 vaccination for children and teens.
Booster shots are available at all APH vaccination locations. All adults over the age of 18 now may or should receive a booster at least six months after their second shot for Moderna and Pfizer, and after two months for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For details, see the Boosters section below.
If you are unvaccinated, please remain vigilant, wear a mask, and take all precautions to avoid another surge in cases. Read the COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines.
Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You
Vaccines.gov can help you find a provider near you that carries COVID-19 vaccines. You can also text your zip code to 438829 (822862 for Spanish) to see where the vaccination sites closest to your neighborhood are located. Use Vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccine location near you. For Spanish, see Vacunas.gov.
People who are 5 years of age and older are eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine. People 18 years and older can get the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. APH offers Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson at all its vaccination locations.
The Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, for children of ages 5 through 11, is available at its walk-up Delco, Old Sims Elementary Gym, and Pflugerville Library locations and at its appointment-only Shots for Tots clinics.
Other Vaccination Options
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.
Booster Vs. Third Dose
- Third doses are for immunocompromised people.
- Those who received either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, and meet the eligibility requirements, can receive their third dose 28 days after their second dose.
- Boosters are available six months or more after receiving the initial series for people who received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. For people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the booster is recommended two months after the initial, single dose.
While an appointment is NOT needed to receive a vaccine, registering and scheduling an appointment will help you get through the process quicker once you arrive on site.
Even though the online portal will allow anyone who needs a third dose to make an appointment, if you do not meet the eligibility criteria for a third dose when you arrive at the vaccination site, you will be turned away. People who are eligible for first, second, and third doses may also walk up to any of our vaccination sites.
- Scheduling online
- Register for an account or sign in to your existing account
- When you register for a COVID-19 Vaccine from APH, choose the VACCINE, not the TESTING option.
- Testing sites do not have the vaccine.
- 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 a vaccine.
- You will answer a few questions about yourself, vaccine reaction, and insurance information.
- The 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.
- After registering, you will see a “Schedule a vaccine” button.
Schedule an Appointment Over the Phone
All clinics offer 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and booster doses.
Southeast Library (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 12 and up)
- 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd
- Tuesday and Friday, 3–8 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Little Walnut Creek Library (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 12 and up)
- 835 W Rundberg Ln
- Tuesday and Friday, 3–8 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Delco Activity Center (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 5 and up)
- 4601 Pecan Brook Dr
- Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Thursday 2– 7 p.m.
Old Sims Elementary Gymnasium (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 5 and up)
- 1203 Springdale Rd
- Wednesday & Thursday, 2–7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Pflugerville Library (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 5 and up)
- 1008 W Pfluger St, Pflugerville
- Wednesday, 2–7 p.m.
- Austin Public Health offers immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines, and flu shots to children who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients.
- Learn more and make an appointment.
— View a map of Austin-Travis County COVID-19 Vaccine Site locations.
- 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 3-1-1 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.
Other Vaccine Providers and Locations
— Vaccines.gov can help locate additional providers in your area with a supply of COVID-19 vaccines; visit Vacunas.gov for Spanish. You can also text your zip code to 438829 (822862 for Spanish) to see where the vaccination sites closest to your neighborhood are located.
— View a map of Austin-Travis County COVID-19 Vaccine Site locations.
APH does not automatically schedule second doses. If you received your first dose of Moderna or Pfizer from APH, and it has been 28 days or more, you can go online and schedule your second dose appointment. You can also check online at austintexas.gov/covid19-vaccines, or call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000, for the closest vaccination walk-up locations and times.
If you received a Moderna or Pfizer first dose from another provider, and need a second dose, you can walk up to any of our vaccination locations and present your CDC vaccination card. Call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000 for walk-up locations and times offering the vaccination you need.
APH is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eligibility guidelines and is prepared to provide the third dose of vaccine to people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems at its vaccination locations.
Many pharmacies and clinics are also providing the third dose. Visit vaccines.gov for a location near you.
Even though the APH online portal will allow anyone who needs a third dose to make an appointment, if you do not meet the eligibility criteria when you arrive at the vaccination site, you will be turned away.
Those currently eligible to receive a third dose of an mRNA vaccine (either the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine) must be at least 28 days after receiving their second dose and meet at least one of the criteria below:
- Be receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Have received an organ transplant and be taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Have received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or be taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Have advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Be in active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
According to the CDC, moderately to severely immunocompromised people, who make up about 3% of the adult population in the United States, are more at risk of serious, prolonged disease and may benefit from an additional dose to ensure they have enough protection against COVID-19.
To protect this eligible population of immunocompromised along with our loved ones and community, APH is asking everyone who is still unvaccinated to get the shot.
If you have questions about your eligibility for a third dose, talk with your healthcare provider.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized and recommends that all adults who are 18 and older should or may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after the initial series of vaccines.
For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months before.
If an individual requests a booster shot, they will need to bring their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card to be updated.
Austin Public Health offers Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters. Vaccines and boosters are also offered through UT Health Austin, Travis County drive-thru, pop-up community events, and other local clinics and pharmacies.
The CDC has also updated its guidance with regards to mixing of vaccine brands: "There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots."
For more information regarding boosters visit the CDC website.
- Fully Vaccinated
CDC Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume. APH has also updated our Risk-Based Guidelines for vaccinated individuals.
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.
- Vaccination Record / Vaccine Card
If you have been vaccinated through APH, you can log into your account and print off a record there. If you did not get your vaccines through APH, you will need to contact DSHS for your immunization record.
Anyone, especially International travelers, can request an official copy of their vaccination record by visiting an APH Shots for Tots clinic location. The preferred method of requests is to complete a request form that can be found in the dropbox located in front of each clinic. Completed forms should be placed in the dropbox. APH will make contact with interested individuals within 24 hours to schedule a time to pick up the record.
The Mobile Vaccine Program offers COVID-19 vaccinations for targeted groups in community-identified locations.
For Organizations - Austin Public Health Mobile Vaccination Request
If you are interested in scheduling a pop-up clinic at your facility, please complete this Austin Public Health Mobile Vaccination Request form.
COVID-19 Education Program
APH offers COVID-19 vaccination education outreach. If your organization is interested in scheduling a vaccine education session at your facility, please complete this questionnaire.
After Your Vaccination
Your vaccine information will be sent to IMMTRAC Texas Immunization Registry, and then used to notify 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.
- Get Help With Your APH Online Account
I am having issues logging into the account I used to register. What should I do?
Individuals who are having trouble logging in should add “.aph” at the end of their full email address to see if that allows them to log in. If they cannot remember their password, they can use the “.aph” in the username/email field to re-set their password.
If you are having other technical issues on the pre-registration portal, please use this form for technical assistance with the vaccine pre-registration portal.
My APH account has an error or is missing my digital vaccination record, where can I get help?
If you have had your first dose from APH and are experiencing an issue with your account please complete this form to correct an error in your APH digital vaccination record. We strongly suggest you upload a photo of your Vaccine card as it will expedite your request.
- Information from APH, DSHS, CDC and FDA
Austin Public Health
- APH Communication Toolkits
- Capital Area COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Companion
- Suplemento del plan de distribución de vacunas contra el COVID-19 del área capital
- Consent to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccination
- DRAFT: Capital Area COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan (PDF)
- DRAFT: Capital Area COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, Spanish (PDF)
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
- Texas Department of State Health Services: COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Texas Department of State Health Services: COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
- Texas Department of State Health Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Texas Department of State Health Services Preguntas frecuentes sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19
- Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Vaccine Boosters
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Vaccination Program Playbook (PDF)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)