COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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. Per DSHS guidance, anyone 80 years old or older will be given priority when scheduling. 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 state makes decisions regarding allocation on a weekly basis, and distributes vaccine accordingly. We will continue to update our campus regularly on the availability and timing of vaccines for our students, faculty and staff following DSHS guidance and depending on vaccine availability. Visit the Vaccine Distribution page to learn more.
It takes all of us to stop the spread of COVID-19. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible. When enough people get vaccinated, it makes the spread of COVID-19 from person to person unlikely and the whole community becomes protected. This is called herd immunity and we need as many people as possible to get vaccinated in order to achieve this.
The vaccine protects against but does not completely prevent COVID-19. It is one more tool in our toolkit in our fight against COVID-19.
Continue to follow public health and university COVID-19 safety guidelines. Continue to wear face masks, social distance, wash hands and avoid gatherings.
To help our students, faculty and staff understand the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine and to help spread the word, the university has created these educational tools, which include digital and print options. Check back frequently as content hosted on UT Box will be updated and new resources will be added as they become available.
In both English and Spanish, this FAQ one-pager covers the most frequently asked questions about the vaccine. This FAQ can be downloaded, printed and posted in common areas.
In this short video, Dr. Liz Douglass shares her personal experiences getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
In this video, Dr. Ana Avalos dispels common myths and confirms facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.
This social media kit contains helpful and educational statements and graphics for use on official UT or personal social media platforms. This document requires a UT EID and password.
In this Spanish-language video with English subtitles, Donna Shanor discusses getting the COVID-19 vaccine as a member of the Latinx and Black communities.
In this video, Senior Vice President and CFO Darrell Bazzell discusses why he chose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and his experiences receiving the vaccine as a member of the Black community.
In this video, learn how mRNA is being used in mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to help our immune systems fight off the virus