Avoid Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccination Sign-Up Links Shared on Social Media: Updated March 6, 2021

The only way to validly request a vaccine through UT Austin is by completing the registration process at UTHealthAustin.org. At this time, we are vaccinating those individuals in Phase 1A, Phase 1B, and Eligible Education and Childcare Personnel, who have completed the COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form. To avoid misinformation regarding vaccine distribution at UT Austin, we encourage you to continue visiting this page for the latest information. We appreciate your patience and will continue to provide the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Individuals who followed the appropriate sign up process using the process on this website will be vaccinated as scheduled.

COVID-19 Priority Vaccination Phases and Vaccine Availability Information

As a Texas Department of State Health Services designated COVID-19 Vaccination Hub, The University of Texas at Austin (including UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School; the School of Nursing; the College of Pharmacy; the Steve Hicks School of Social Work; University Health Services; and the Office of Emergency Preparedness) is proud to help protect the health of the greater Austin community.

As COVID-19 vaccine is released by the Texas Department of State Health Services, UT Health Austin is currently delivering vaccinations to patients who meet the eligibility criteria for priority vaccination Phase 1A and Phase 1B and Eligible Education and Child Care Personnel as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services in the Covid-19 Vaccine Allocation Guiding Principles. Priority phases will change over time, addressing patients who are at highest risk because of their age or certain health conditions first. Everyone will have access to the vaccine according to need in the coming months.

It is important that you read through all of the information below prior to requesting a COVID-19 vaccination to ensure your appointment can be scheduled once vaccine has become available.

If you have already scheduled your COVID-19 vaccination appointment day and time at The University of Texas at Austin, please click here to review the COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Information.

If you are interested in requesting a vaccination through UT Health Austin, please visit protect.utexas.edu/vaccine for further instruction. You should not fill out the UT Health Austin online COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form listed below.

Population-wide vaccine availability will occur at a later date as determined by the Texas Department of State Health Services. We will keep you updated as we learn more about this process. Due to the high demand for vaccination services, individuals who do not meet the who meet current eligibility criteria to receive a COVID-19 vaccination should not fill out the UT Health Austin online COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form at this time.

How to Request a COVID-19 Vaccination at UT Health Austin:

1. Decide if you meet the current eligibility criteria for Eligible Education and Child Care Personnel

<br> Eligible Education and Child Care Personnel* include:

  • All people who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools.
  • All people who work in Head Start and Early Head Start program.
  • All people who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.

*This includes all teachers, staff, and bus drivers.

Read the Department of Health and Human Services federal directive here.

2. Fill out the UT Health Austin online COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form for Eligible Education and Child Care Personnel. (This form is available in both English and Spanish.)

On this secure online page you will be asked basic patient registration details so that we can best expedite your care. It is very important that you fill out all the fields on this form.

After UT Health Austin receives your information, you will receive a confirmation email within hours, but you will not receive a verified appointment time and date. Appointments will only be scheduled when vaccine is allocated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, shipped, and delivered, which may take several weeks. You will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for your appointment time and date when we have received sufficient vaccine to proceed. In order to follow State of Texas prioritization guidelines, submitting a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form confirming priority status is required before you are eligible for an appointment. If you have not completed this questionnaire but received or accessed an online opportunity to schedule an appointment, your appointment slot will be canceled. UT Austin has inactivated certain appointment links because those links were accessed by ineligible individuals. Please be patient as we work with the state to complete this important work.

Click here to access the COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form for Eligible Education and Child Care Personnel.

1. Decide if you meet the current eligibility criteria for Phase 1B:

<br>Phase 1B includes:

  • All people who are 65 years of age or older.
  • All people who are 16 years of age or older who have one or more chronic medical conditions that put them at increased risk for severe illness should they become infected by the virus that causes COVID-19. These conditions include (but are not limited to) cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies), having been the recipient of a transplanted organ, obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 or higher; you can calculate your BMI here), pregnancy, sickle cell disease, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Read the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Phase 1B Definition statement here.

As a COVID-19 vaccination hub designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, The University of Texas at Austin offers vaccinations to all Texans who meet current eligibility criteria. UT Austin follows all state requirements and guidance regarding distribution and is currently scheduling vaccinations for the Phase 1B population. In scheduling vaccinations for the Phase 1B population, UT Austin factors in advanced age, individuals who qualify as 1B for both age and at-risk health conditions, and data on those zip codes and demographics in Central Texas that have been impacted the greatest by COVID-19. UT Austin collects race and ethnicity data to help federal and state officials monitor equitable distribution of vaccine statewide; however, neither race nor ethnicity are used as criteria for registration or scheduling vaccinations. Vaccine distribution is always subject to vaccine availability, and priority vaccination phases served are at the direction of the State of Texas.

2. Fill out the UT Health Austin online COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form for Phase 1B. (This form is available in both English and Spanish.)

On this secure online page you will be asked basic patient registration details so that we can best expedite your care. It is very important that you fill out all the fields on this form.

After UT Health Austin receives your information, you will receive a confirmation email within hours, but you will not receive a verified appointment time and date. Appointments will only be scheduled when vaccine is allocated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, shipped, and delivered, which may take several weeks. You will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for your appointment time and date when we have received sufficient vaccine to proceed. In order to follow State of Texas prioritization guidelines, submitting a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form confirming priority status is required before you are eligible for an appointment. If you have not completed this questionnaire but received or accessed an online opportunity to schedule an appointment, your appointment slot will be canceled. UT Austin has inactivated certain appointment links because those links were accessed by ineligible individuals. Please be patient as we work with the state to complete this important work.

Click here to access the COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form for Phase 1B.

1. Decide if you meet current eligibility criteria for Phase 1A as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

<br>Phase 1A includes:

  • Frontline healthcare personnel
  • Residents of long-term care facilities

Read the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Phase 1A Definition statement here.

2. Fill out the UT Health Austin online COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form for Phase 1A. (This form is available in both English and Spanish.)

On this secure online page you will be asked basic patient registration details so that we can best expedite your care. It is very important that you fill out all the fields on this form.

After UT Health Austin receives your information, you will receive a confirmation email within hours, but you will not receive a verified appointment time and date. Appointments will only be scheduled when vaccine is allocated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, shipped, and delivered, which may take several weeks. You will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for your appointment time and date when we have received sufficient vaccine to proceed. In order to follow State of Texas prioritization guidelines, submitting a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form confirming priority status is required before you are eligible for an appointment. If you have not completed this questionnaire but received or accessed an online opportunity to schedule an appointment, your appointment slot will be canceled. UT Austin has inactivated certain appointment links because those links were accessed by ineligible individuals. Please be patient as we work with the state to complete this important work.

Click here to access the COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form for Phase 1A.

And please, regardless of your vaccination status, it is important that we all continue wearing our masks, keeping a safe social distance, and washing our hands frequently.

Explore the UT Health Austin COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs.