search icon Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You

Vaccines.gov (vacunas.gov for Spanish) 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.


Who Is Currently Eligible To Get Vaccinated?

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.

APH has created a calculator for COVID-19 vaccination guidance. It will help you determine if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations based on current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Pediatric Vaccine

The Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, for children of ages 5 through 11, is available at Old Sims Elementary Gym as well as Shots for Tots clinics by appointment only.

Caregiver Survey on COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11: Final Results and Analysis


 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. 

The 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, unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the third dose; however, our team will work with you to find out when you will be eligible. 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

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


 calendar icon Walk-Up (No Appointment) Clinics 

Old Sims Elementary Gymnasium

  • 1203 Springdale Rd
  • Wednesday & Thursday, 2–7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Moderna 18+, Pfizer 5+, Johnson & Johnson 18+ (First, second, third and booster doses available)

Shots for Tots/Big Shots clinics (By appointment only)

calendar icon Find additional Travis County vaccine events on the Travis County Vaccine page.

— Find additional APH pop-up (no appointment) clinic events on the Upcoming Events calendar at austintexas.gov/COVID-19 or by calling 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000

— 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.


Get Up to Date With Your COVID-19 Vaccines

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible, as shown below.

  • Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.
  • The recommendations will be different depending on your age, your health status, what vaccine you first received, and when you first got vaccinated.

APH has created a calculator for COVID-19 vaccination guidance. It will help you determine if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations based on current recommendations from the CDC.

Adults ages 18 or older

Pfizer-BioNTech

Primary Series: 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3–8 weeks apart[ 1 ]

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series

Boosters: 1 booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster[ 2 ]

1Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing for the second dose in your primary series.

  • People ages 12 through 64 years, and especially males ages 12 through 39 years, may consider getting the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) 8 weeks after the first dose. A longer time between the first and second doses may increase how much protection the vaccines offer, and further minimize the already rare risk of heart problems, including myocarditis and pericarditis.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • People ages 5 through 11 years, people ages 65 years and older, people more likely to very sick from COVID-19, or anyone wanting protection due to high levels of community transmission should get the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks (or 21 days) after the first dose, or the second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks (or 28 days) after the first dose.

2If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting one booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time

Moderna

Primary Series: 2 doses of Moderna given 4–8 weeks apart[ 1 ]

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series

Boosters:

  • 1 booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • Adults ages 50 years and older can choose to receive a 2nd booster dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster[ 2 ]

1Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing for the second dose in your primary series.

  • People ages 12 through 64 years, and especially males ages 12 through 39 years, may consider getting the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) 8 weeks after the first dose. A longer time between the first and second doses may increase how much protection the vaccines offer, and further minimize the already rare risk of heart problems, including myocarditis and pericarditis.
  • People ages 5 through 11 years, people ages 65 years and older, people more likely to very sick from COVID-19, or anyone wanting protection due to high levels of community transmission should get the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks (or 21 days) after the first dose, or the second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks (or 28 days) after the first dose.

2If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting one booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

 

Johnson & Johnson's Janssen

Primary Series: 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after vaccination

Boosters:

  • 1 booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 2 months after a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
  • Anyone who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster may receive a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their 1st booster
  • Adults ages 50 years and older can choose to receive a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster [ 1 ]

1 If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting one booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

Children and teens ages 12-17 years

Pfizer-BioNTech

Primary Series: 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3–8 weeks apart[ 1 ]

Fully Vaccinated: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series

Boosters: 1 booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster [ 2 ]

1 Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing for the second dose in your primary series.

  • People ages 12 through 64 yearsand especially males ages 12 through 39 years, may consider getting the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) 8 weeks after the first dose. A longer time between the first and second doses may increase how much protection the vaccines offer, and further minimize the already rare risk of heart problems, including myocarditis and pericarditis.
  • People ages 5 through 11 years, people ages 65 years and older, people more likely to very sick from COVID-19, or anyone wanting protection due to high levels of community transmission should get the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks (or 21 days) after the first dose, or the second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks (or 28 days) after the first dose.

2 If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting one booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

Children ages 5-11 years

Pfizer-BioNTech

Primary Series: 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3–8 weeks apart[ 1 ]

Fully Vaccinated AND Up to Date: 2 weeks after final dose in primary series since a booster is NOT recommended for this age group at this time[ 2 ]

1Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing for the second dose in your primary series.

  • People ages 12 through 64 years, and especially males ages 12 through 39 years, may consider getting the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) 8 weeks after the first dose. A longer time between the first and second doses may increase how much protection the vaccines offer, and further minimize the already rare risk of heart problems, including myocarditis and pericarditis.
  • People ages 5 through 11 years, people ages 65 years and older, people more likely to very sick from COVID-19, or anyone wanting protection due to high levels of community transmission should get the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks (or 21 days) after the first dose, or the second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks (or 28 days) after the first dose.

2If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting one booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

When to Get Your Booster

Three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred. You may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.

Everyone ages 12 years and older can get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

The following groups are eligible for 2 boosters:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older.
  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
  • People who got 2 doses (1 primary dose and 1 booster) of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

Adults ages 18 or older

Pfizer-BioNTech

1st Booster:

CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine[ 1 ]:

  • For most people, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.
  • For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series.

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster[ 2 ]

2nd Booster:

People in the following groups can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

1If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster dose—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting 1 booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

2Although mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.

Moderna

1st Booster:

CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine[ 1 ]:

  • For most people, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.
  • For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series.

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster[ 2 ]

2nd Booster:

People in the following groups can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

1If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster dose—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting 1 booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

2Although mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.

Johnson & Johnson's Janssen

1st Booster:

CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine[ 1 ]:

  • For most people, at least 2 months after the primary dose of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
  • For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 2 months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster[ 2 ]

2nd Booster:

People in the following groups can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster:

  • Anyone who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster.
  • Adults ages 50 years and older.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

1If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster dose—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting 1 booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

2Although mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.

Children and teens ages 12-17 years

Pfizer-BioNTech

1st Booster:

CDC recommends a booster of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine[ 1 ]:

  • For most children and teens, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.
  • For moderately or severely immunocompromised children and teens, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series.

Up to Date: Immediately after getting 1st booster[ 2 ]

2nd Booster:

  • Children and teens who are moderately or severely immunocompromised can choose to get a 2nd booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster

1If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster dose—you are also considered up to date. Stay up to date by getting 1 booster when you are eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

2Although mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.

Children ages 5-11 years

Pfizer-BioNTech

Boosters are not recommended for this age group at this time.


Mobile Vaccination Program 

The Mobile Vaccine Program offers COVID-19 vaccinations for targeted groups in community-identified locations. 

For Individuals

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 your household. 

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.

Have a question about the Mobile Vaccination Program? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


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. 

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.


Technology Assistance

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.


Additional Resources 

Information from APH, DSHS, CDC and FDA

Austin Public Health

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)