COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) defines priority groups for the vaccine. Beginning March 29, 2021, all individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine in Texas. We will also continue prioritizing people who are eligible in Phases 1A-1C and school and child care workers on our waitlist. Visit the DSHS website to learn more about all phases of eligibility.

The university is actively pursuing allocations for our campus community and working to ensure we request enough vaccines from the state and quickly and efficiently give to those eligible individuals who want it. The COVID-19 Vaccine Form is open for current faculty, staff, and students  who meet the state-defined eligibility criteria and who want to receive the vaccine from the university.

  • Any current university student, staff or faculty member age 16 or older who has pre-registered by filling out the UT COVID-19 Vaccine Form will receive a personalized invitation to schedule an appointment.
  • Do not resubmit the form if you have previously completed it.

Scheduling will be based upon vaccine availability. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions about your eligibility for the state-defined categories.

All current UT students, faculty and staff will be able to receive a vaccine once there is sufficient supply to meet the demand. Vaccines are highly encouraged for the campus community. As Longhorns, we are bound together by the core values that guide us in our efforts to transform lives for the benefit of society. Vaccination is an opportunity for each of us to consider our individual responsibility in helping to protect our families, friends, neighbors and coworkers from the dangers of this disease.It will take all of us to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. When enough people get vaccinated, the spread from person-to-person becomes less frequent and thereby increases protection of the whole community.

Vaccine distribution for the university community is a collaborative effort between University Health Services, UT Health Austin/Dell Medical School, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing and the Office of Campus Safety. Vaccinating our campus community will likely be a months-long process as federal, state, and local officials coordinate vaccine availability, distribution, and guidance. Thank you for your flexibility as we balance the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine with our existing clinic operations.

For more information about eligibility criteria, how UT Health Austin is prioritizing requests, and for information about registration visit the UT Health Austin COVID-19 vaccination page.