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Austin Public Health, COTA hosting walk-up vaccine clinics

During the clinic at the Delco Activity Center, residents 18 years or older can arrive without an appointment. Residents are not required to pre-register.

AUSTIN, Texas — This week, you have multiple chances to get a vaccine through Austin Public Health (APH) and at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) with no appointments needed.

APH will be expanding its online scheduling and pilot walk-up COVID-19 vaccination operations on Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – or until vaccine doses run out – at the Delco Activity Center. The Delco Activity Center is located at 4601 Pecan Brook Drive in northeast Austin near the LBJ Early College High School.

“We have the vaccine supply and we want to continue to put as many shots in arms as we can,” said APH Director Stephanie Hayden-Howard. “As we see a nationwide decline in appointment scheduling, we know we must decrease barriers for individuals to get vaccinated without technological barriers.”

For these walk-up events, residents 18 years or older can arrive without an appointment. Residents are not required to pre-register in the APH system. However, it is highly encouraged to create an account and pre-register here before arriving at the clinic.

If these times and days don't work for you, you can still secure an appointment through APH's website. Learn more about scheduling through APH here. APH releases vaccine appointments every Monday and Thursday evening.

APH expanded its vaccine eligibility to all adults earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the Central Texas Counties Vaccine Collaborative on Thursday announced that it too will be holding a no-appointments-necessary drive-thru clinic this weekend at COTA.

Anyone 16 and up will qualify to get their free, first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. However, ages 16 and 17 will require adult consent with a parent or guardian present.

“While there is still a lot of hard work to be done, this weekend will get us one step closer to where anyone who wants a vaccine can get a vaccine,” said Travis County Judge Andy Brown. “I remain committed to making certain our hardest-hit populations get their vaccine quickly, efficiently and equitably. If you can make it to COTA this weekend, now is the time to get your vaccine.”

The hours of the clinic will be:

  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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