Latest Vaccine Update
Feb. 28, 2021
The University of Houston has received an allocation of 1,000 Moderna vaccine doses from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The UH Student Health Center in partnership with Walgreens will distribute these doses to eligible Phase 1A and 1B students, faculty and staff and UH health care professionals at an on-campus mass vaccination clinic during the week of March 1.
All UH faculty, staff and students will receive information about registration through an e-communication on Monday, March 1. Those who qualify under Phase 1A and 1B will have the opportunity to register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at that time. Appointments are only for UH students and employees and are first come, first served. Appointments are nontransferrable. The clinic will take place March 3-4 on campus. Those with an appointment will be provided with information about clinic location, appointments and distribution details.
UH Vaccine Planning Efforts
The Student Health Center is leading the effort to deliver COVID-19 vaccine to UH students and employees who meet state eligibility guidelines. As the University receives more allocations of COVID-19 vaccine, we anticipate appointments will become available to additional faculty, staff and students who meet the state’s eligibility guidelines and choose to receive the vaccine.
The UH Student Health Center was approved as a distributor by the State of Texas in January 2021 and routinely requests vaccine allocation from DSHS to administer the two-shot series to eligible UH students and employees.
Like other states, Texas is still contending with limited federal vaccine supplies. We encourage member of the UH campus community to refer to the list of vaccine hubs for the latest on available vaccines in the Houston area.
Texas Phase COVID-19 Vaccine Priorities
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 vaccine allocations, should UH receive any.
- Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities
- People 65 years of age and older
- People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19
Houston Vaccine Hubs
- CHI St Lukes Health - Phone: 832-844-6352
- Harris County Public Health
- Houston Health Department
- Houston Methodist Hospital - Phone: 281-626-5551
- Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center - Phone: 833-772-2864
- UT-Health Houston
|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|
More information on Texas Vaccine Hub providers can be found on the DSHS Vaccine Hub Providers webpage.
Helpful Vaccine Resources
Learn all about COVID-19 vaccines in development and vaccination planning in the United States and in Texas: