The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently authorized for those aged 18 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for those aged 12 and up. If you are vaccinated, it is strongly encouraged that you wear a mask when indoors or around others who may be unvaccinated. 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.
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.
Children over the age of 12 are now eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine. APH offers Pfizer at the Ana Lark Center. It is also offered through UT Health Austin, Travis County drive-thru, pop-up community events, and other local clinics and pharmacies.
Vaccines.gov can help 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.
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.
- 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.
- After registering, you will see a “Schedule a vaccine” button.
- 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
- Tuesday and Friday, 3-8 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Tuesday and Friday, 3-8 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ana Lark Center (Pfizer vaccine)
- Tuesday and Friday, 1-7 p.m.,
- Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
— View a map of Austin-Travis County COVID-19 Vaccine Site locations.
The Mobile Vaccine Program offers COVID-19 vaccinations for targeted groups in community-identified locations.
- 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.
- If you are interested in scheduling a pop-up clinic at your facility, please complete this questionnaire.
COVID-19 Vaccination Education
APH also offers COVID-19 Vaccination Education outreach. If your organization is interested in participating in Community-Based Vaccination Education, learn more and complete a request form here.
- 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.
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.
As of May 26, APH is no longer automatically scheduling second doses. If you received your first dose of Moderna 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 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. If you received a Pfizer first dose from another provider, but need a second dose, you can walk up to the Ana Lark Center. Call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000 for walk-up locations and times.
- 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.
- 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
- 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)
Vaccs Facts is a series of COVID-19 vaccine updates published by Austin Public Health. The final edition was published on May 18.