AUSTIN, Texas — As more COVID-19 vaccines become available, there is a demand still to be met for people wanting to receive them.
There are many different avenues and providers to get the different coronavirus vaccines, so we compiled a list of ways for you to sign up.
As of Monday, March 29, all adults in Texas are now eligible to receive the vaccine, however, those over the age of 80 will still be prioritized and able to move to the front of the line at any provider in the state.
Here are some popular providers for you to register to get the vaccine in and around the Austin area:
Note: Waiting lists detailed below are simply resources people can utilize to sign up. Signing up for the list does not guarantee you will get the vaccine as doses at providers are limited.
Ascension Seton Healthcare has its COVID-19 vaccination information posted on its website:
Ascension Medical Group (AMG) Seton, the network of our employed provider practice groups associated with Ascension Seton, is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to AMG primary care patients who have health conditions that increases risk of severe COVID-19 illness in accordance with DSHS guidelines. AMG is reviewing medical records for all existing primary care patients and contacting eligible patients by email, text and/or phone to schedule vaccine appointments. Walk-ins are not accepted. Please do not call our hospitals or clinics regarding vaccinations. It will take time to contact all eligible patients, and appointment availability is determined by our vaccine allocation from the state. Vaccines are still limited at this time. Please check with your local health authority and designated hub sites for updates on vaccine availability within your community. Helpful links below:
Austin Public Health announced on April 8 that it will be expanding its vaccine scheduling to people ages 18 and older, in addition to child care providers and those currently in phases 1A, 1B and 1C. Age and risk for severe disease remain APH's top priority, despite the fact that the State of Texas has expanded vaccine ability to anyone over the age of 16 and up.
In order to sign up for a vaccine through APH, you should do and be aware of the following:
- Create an account at AustinTexas.gov/COVID-19-Vaccines
- Pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine – the public health department is focusing on vaccinating those in group 1A, 1B, 1C, educators and childcare providers.
- 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.
- If eligible for an APH vaccine, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
- There will be a phased roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine with a very limited supply at the beginning. Austin Public Health follows Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines to determine eligibility.
- 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.
- Information you give during pre-registration is private and confidential by law and will be maintained with confidence.
- Vaccination is free.
- Keep in mind once you pre-register, the site might show no vaccine availability within 100 miles of you. APH said do not be alarmed, they will contact you once it's available if you qualify.
- APH generally tweets updates on vaccine appointments on Monday and Thursday evenings.
Austin Regional Clinic posted the following on their website March 29:
We have limited supplies of Pfizer vaccine. We have notified our patients based on age and health risk and opened online scheduling at ARCcovidvaccine.com. If you have already been vaccinated, you can help us by bringing your CDC vaccine card to your next appointment or uploading a photo of your vaccine card to your MyChart account.
According to Bastrop County Cares' website, as of Monday, March 29, everyone age 16 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
People who live in Bastrop County, and adjoining rural Texas counties, may pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccination at a site provided by Bastrop County Cares. In the registration survey, you will answer some simple questions and give your contact information. You will be placed on a waiting list and called to set up an appointment as the vaccine arrives. It is preferred that you register online at https://COVAC.info.
If you do not have access to a computer or smart phone or tablet, you may call 866-268-2289 and leave a message with a contact number and a Bastrop County Cares volunteer will return your call to get your information. Everyone who preregisters will be contacted for an appointment when the vaccine is available
On April 5, Baylor Scott & White said it is vaccinating all Texans that are 16 and older.
Here are instructions via the Baylor Scott & White website:
Doses remain limited, and vaccinations are by appointment only.
Scheduling windows in MyBSWHealth will open weekly. If there are no available appointments, we encourage you to check back at a later date.
Your patience is appreciated as we work to quickly vaccinate as many Texans as possible. Please continue to follow the recommended CDC guidelines of masking, physical distancing and hand hygiene.
You may also schedule an appointment with Baylor Scott and White by calling the vaccine line at 1-844-BSW-VACC.
Brookshire Brothers said on its website, "We have temporarily suspended our COVID-19 vaccine waiting list in Texas due to the limited availability of the vaccine at this time."
The Brookshire Brothers vaccine waitlist has been disabled.
Texas is among the states offering vaccines through select CVS Pharmacies. If you're 16 or older, you will be able to schedule your first and second doses of the vaccine online, but only as the vaccine becomes available at the locations. So far, there is one location in Austin.
For COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Target:
Target already supports CVS-administered vaccinations each year for the flu, shingles and pneumonia, and we'll continue to partner closely as they administer the vaccine while following state and federal guidelines. We're also making fitting rooms available to CVS at select stores to host appointments. Visit CVS.com to check your eligibility and see if there's a participating location near you.
You can schedule an appointment on CVS's website as appointments become available.
The vaccine is free through CVS for those with insurance or through the federal program for the uninsured.
In order to secure your spot for the COVID-19 vaccine through Family Hospital Systems, register for the waiting list here. Once they receive more shipments of the vaccine, they will then email you a booking link to allow you to book a time for an appointment.
You can call the Williamson County COVID-19 vaccine waitlist hotline at 512-943-1600.
- Your Hometown Pharmacy (formerly called Main Street Pharmacy) is receiving Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. They will have a large vaccination event on Thursday, April 8, at their store. Call 361-865-3554 for more information or to be placed on the waiting list.
- Schulenburg Apothecary is receiving Johnson and Johnson, and hopes to receive Moderna soon. Call 979-743-3265 for more information or to be placed on the waiting list.
- Your Hometown Pharmacy is receiving Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. Call 979-743-7100 for information or to be placed on the waiting list.
- St Marks Hospital has Moderna available and may have Johnson and Johnson in the future. Register at www.smmctx.organd click on “Covid Vaccine,” or call 979-242-2325. They will be hosting two very large events soon.
- A very large Moderna first dose clinic will be held Friday, April 16, at the Fayette County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please pre-register.
- A Moderna second dose clinic will be held Monday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for those who already were vaccinated at the previous drive-thru on the 22 of last month.
- La Grange Family Health was recently approved to receive vaccines and they hope to have deliveries of both Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines soon. Call -979-968-8493 for information or to be placed on the waiting list.
- Tejas Healthcare is expecting to receive more Moderna vaccines soon. Go to https://tejashealthcare.org/ or call 979-968-2000 to register.
- H-E-B La Grange is getting regular shipments of both Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Go to heb.com/vaccine or call 1-800-811-8620 for more information. If you have a special circumstance and need to talk to a local pharmacist call 979-968-8381.
- Wal-Mart La Grange is receiving regular shipments of Johnson and Johnson. Go to www.walmart.com/covidvaccine to schedule an appointment. For those without internet access, call the pharmacy directly.
Mass Events and Hubs:
- Fayette County Fairgrounds (La Grange)
- April 16 – est. 1,000 Moderna first dose vaccines (register at St. Marks)
- April 17 est. 2,000 Johnson and Johnson Vaccines, no registration needed
- April 19, second dose vaccines for those who received their first vaccine on the 22nd of last month.
- Washington County Fairgrounds (Brenham)
- First dose vaccines are given every Tuesday, and second dose vaccines are given every Wednesday. You can register on-site or pre-register at www.localevent.info or call 979-421-4131.
Bedbound, homebound, or similar patients:
- Email email@example.com with names, address and the best contact phone numbers. We will schedule at-home vaccines as the need arises.
The county has launched its COVID-19 vaccination portal. The portal is reachable on the county's website. Those without internet access can dial 512-938-1650 to register. County officials ask that only those without internet should call this number.
Residents looking to book an appointment should continue to monitor the Hays County website. They can also sign up for alerts about vaccine updates by texting "COVID" to 844-928-3213.
When H-E-B has the supply to continue vaccinating, it will activate the scheduler tool here so people can schedule an appointment. For those with questions about the coronavirus vaccine, call 1-800-811-8620 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In order to secure your spot for the COVID-19 vaccine, register for the waiting list here. Once they receive more shipments of the vaccine, they will then email you a booking link to allow you to book a time for an appointment.
San Marcos Family Medicine says that once you have registered, you will be notified by text message when they are ready to schedule you to receive the vaccine. Vaccinations will be administered based on risk priority and they cannot guarantee availability given the current supply and demand.
When Tarrytown Pharmacy receives a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, they will email people who are on their communication list and who are in the current vaccination phases. The email will contain a unique scheduling link for people to book an appointment. Because vaccine supply is limited, receiving an email with the scheduling link will not guarantee a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Join the communications list here.
UT Health Austin has a survey online for students, staff and faculty to fill out to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.
UT Health Austin is also offering vaccines to Texans who are not affiliated with UT but are above the age of 16. In order to be included in UT's vaccine waitlist, those who are eligible should fill out a vaccination request form. You will receive a confirmation email within hours, but you won't receive a verified appointment time and date. Once vaccines are available to UT, you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for your appointment time and date.
To register, click here.
Vaccine Austin and Family Hospital Systems have partnered to vaccinate more people in Central Texas. Click here to sign up for their waitlist.
- Complete a short screening.
- If you’re eligible, you’ll choose a location and time for your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
- If you’re receiving a two-dose vaccination, you’ll be able to schedule your second dose after you receive your first vaccination.
- If you feel ill on the day of your vaccination, please reschedule your appointment when you feel healthy and well.
Walmart is administering vaccines in thousands of stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To access Walmart's vaccine appointment scheduler, click here. To schedule an appointment with Sam's Club, click here.
Williamson County's judge announced that the county is now handling the COVID-19 vaccine wait list for all healthcare providers there. Residents who want to be placed on the waitlist can go to Wilco.org to sign up.
Texans 16 and older may get on the wait list.
You can join 38th Street Pharmacy's vaccine waitlist by clicking here.
For more providers, check out the State's vaccine provider locations map here.
Some of these pharmacies have thousands of people on their lists, so pack your patience and keep an eye on your email.
St. David’s HealthCare is not currently offering vaccines to the public, sending this statement:
"Following guidance from the CDC, the initial vaccine rollout will be focused on healthcare personnel. At this time, we are not providing vaccinations to the community. St. David's HealthCare continues to focus its vaccination efforts on Phase 1A healthcare workers, including physicians, clinical and support staff, and first responders.
For now, it is too early in the process to know when more vaccines will be approved or when we may have additional guidance on when vaccines will be available to our patients and community. View the latest frequently asked questions about vaccination for COVID-19.
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