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

Who is Eligible to Get Vaccinated?

All adults are currently eligible to be vaccinated and can schedule an appointment or walk-up without an appointment to an APH site.

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.

— Vaccine is also available at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, hospitals, etc. Visit to locate additional providers in your area with supply of COVID-19 vaccine. You can also text your zip code to 438829 (822862 for Spanish) to see where the closest vaccination sites are located to your neighborhood. 

Schedule an Appointment Online

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. 

Vaccination appointments are available from Friday at 7 p.m. through the following Friday at 7 a.m.

Additional Scheduling Information
  • 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.
  • 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.  

 Schedule an Appointment Over the Phone

Call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000 and leave your name and phone number. APH will call you back to schedule an appointment. 

Walk-Up (No Appointment) Clinics 

You can find additional pop-up (no appointment) clinic events on the Upcoming Events calendar at or by calling 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000

Mobile Vaccination Program 

If you are homebound, call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000 and leave your name and phone number. APH will schedule a visit for you, your caregivers, and household. 

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. 

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. 

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 closer to the 28-day mark

— If you miss your scheduled appointment or have not received a second dose appointment, you can walk-up to any of our vaccine sites after 28 days. Call 311 or 512-974-2000 for walk-up locations and times.

If you received a Moderna first dose from another provider, but need a second dose, you can walk-up to any of our vaccine sites and present your CDC vaccination card. Call 311 or 512-974-2000 for walk-up locations and times.

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

Fully Vaccinated

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.  

  Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

APH COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

 Vaccs Facts Updates

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