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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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 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 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.

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
UT-Health Houston


Helpful Vaccine Resources

Learn all about COVID-19 vaccines in development and vaccination planning in the United States and in Texas:

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