Latest Vaccine Update
July 29, 2021
Get vaccinated— for yourself, your family, your fellow students and our entire campus community. COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but are not required. Vaccines are now widely available. Please refer to the vaccine locator tools to find an appointment near you.
UH Vaccine Efforts
With the vaccine now widely available, we encourage member of the UH campus community to refer to the vaccine resource finder as well as the list of vaccine hubs for the latest on available vaccines in the Houston area.
The Student Health Center worked with partner organizations to provide COVID-19 vaccines to approximately 4,000 UH faculty, staff and students who met eligibility requirements and chose to receive the vaccine. These vaccines were offered in multiple clinics March-May.
In addition to the efforts of the UH Student Health Center, Memorial Hermann provided an additional 3,000 vaccine doses to UH and the public at an on-campus clinic on April 12.
Texas Phase COVID-19 Vaccine Priorities
Everyone age 12 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. All vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and older. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are authorized for people 12 and older.
Frequently Asked Questions
For Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for UH employees and students, please visit the UH COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.
Houston Vaccine Locator Tools
Vaccine Finder Texting Line
Vaccines.gov now offers a texting line to find a vaccine near you. Text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish, to get the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines, complete with transportation opportunities.
Texas Vaccine Scheduler
The new Texas Vaccine Scheduler helps Texans get scheduled for a COVID-19 vaccine at clinics hosted by participating Texas public health entities.
Register online at GetTheVaccine.dshs.texas.gov. You will be notified by email or text when and where to get the vaccine. If there’s not an available clinic near you, you will be directed to other places to get your vaccine.
Call (833) 832-7067 if you don’t have internet or need help signing up. Call center support is available 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.
Spanish language and other translators are available to help callers.
- National Vaccine Finder can be accessed here.
- City of Houston Vaccine Sites
- Harris County Vaccine Registration webpage
|CHI St Lukes Health||832-844-6352|
|Harris County Public Health|
|Houston Health Department|
|Houston Methodist Hospital||281-626-5551|
|Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center||833-772-2864|
Helpful Vaccine Resources
Learn all about COVID-19 vaccines in development and vaccination planning in the United States and in Texas: