COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing
A booster dose of an mRNA vaccine is recommended for individuals who completed their primary series of the Pfizer vaccine 5 or more months ago, the Moderna vaccine 5 or more months ago, or the initial dose of Johnson & Johnson 2 or more months ago. The FDA has authorized a second booster of an mRNA vaccine for all individuals 50 and over and individuals 12 and older who are immunocompromised at least four months after their first booster. Speak with your healthcare provider if you have questions about whether or when to receive an additional dose. When determining when to get an additional booster dose, consider your eligibility, personal risk factors, how long the booster may protect you, and current levels of COVID-19 within your community.
Outside of Austin
If you are outside of Austin and want to find a vaccine locally, visit vaccines.gov.
Like other state government agencies in Texas, University of Texas institutions are required to comply with Governor Abbott’s executive order and cannot mandate COVID-19 vaccines.
Learn more about Proactive Community Testing.
How to get or report a test:
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