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LIST: Here's where you can sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine waiting list in Austin

KVUE compiled a list of the places to look for in order to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine.

AUSTIN, Texas — As more COVID-19 vaccines become available, there is a demand still to be met for people wanting to receive them. 

There are many different avenues and providers to get the different coronavirus vaccines, so we compiled a list of ways for you to sign up. 

At this time, vaccines are only available to those in Phase 1A and 1B, which include health care workers, those over 65 years old and those with chronic health conditions that put them at high risk for serious illness due to COVID-19.

Here are some popular providers for you to register to get the vaccine in and around the Austin area: 

Note: Waiting lists detailed below are simply resources people can utilize to sign up. Signing up for the list does not guarantee you will get the vaccine as doses at providers are limited. 

Ascension Seton Healthcare

Ascension Seton Healthcare has its COVID-19 vaccination information posted on its website: 

Ascension Medical Group (AMG) Seton and Ascension Medical Group (AMG) Providence is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations to high-risk AMG patients in accordance with Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines. We are currently focused on the patient population identified by the Texas Department of State Health Services in Phase 1B. This includes AMG patients who are 65 years of age or older; or patients who are over 18 with chronic conditions such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart conditions, solid organ transplantation, obesity, pregnancy, and sickle cell disease. Ascension Medical Group is the network of our employed provider practice groups associated with Ascension Texas, including primary care and specialty care clinics.

AMG is in the process of reviewing medical records for all existing patients and contacting all patients who fit the above criteria within Phase 1B to schedule vaccine appointments. Please do not call our hospitals or clinics regarding vaccinations, as vaccines are limited at this time, and AMG will reach out directly to patients who are eligible for the vaccine. If Ascension Texas continues to receive additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, we will continue to expand vaccine operations consistent with federal and state guidance. We will share more details publicly when we move to the next phase of vaccination for the larger phase 1B group. Ascension Texas continues to use all COVID-19 vaccines provided and does not hold any COVID-19 vaccines in reserve.

For Austin-area information about vaccine availability, please click here.

Austin Public Health 

  • Create an account at AustinTexas.gov/COVID-19-Vaccines
  • Pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine – the public health department is focusing on vaccinating those in group 1A and 1B who are the most vulnerable, such as the uninsured.
    • You will answer a few questions about yourself, vaccine reaction and insurance information. Information provided will determine your eligibility for vaccination. 
    • You will not be asked about your immigration status.

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  • If eligible for an APH vaccine, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
    • There will be a phased roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine with a very limited supply at the beginning. Austin Public Health follows Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines to determine eligibility. 
    • Vaccine information will be sent to IMMTRAC Texas Immunization Registry and then used to notify of you of your vaccine appointment availability, and for the required follow up appointment to receive the second record dosage of vaccine. 
    • Information you give during pre-registration is private and confidential by law and will be maintained with confidence. 
  • Vaccination is free.
  • Keep in mind once you pre-register, the site might show no vaccine availability within 100 miles of you. APH said do not be alarmed, they will contact you once it's available if you qualify.

Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic sent KVUE the following statement regarding COVID-19 vaccine wait lists on Jan. 18:  

ARC patients in the 1A and 1B categories are already on a waiting list based on age and health risk. Patients will be notified by email, ARC MyChart, text, or phone call when they can schedule an appointment pending additional vaccine supplies. Community members who are not ARC patients will be able to register for vaccines when more supplies are available. Austin Regional Clinic has paused vaccine sign-ups for non-ARC patients at ARCshotrequest.com. Those who have already signed up remain on the wait list. ARC encourages everyone, our patients included, to take the opportunity to sign up for vaccines at any recognized location where they can. Our priority is for everyone to get vaccinated quickly. Please continue to monitor the ARC website for updated information about vaccine availability at ARC.

Bastrop County Cares

People who live in Bastrop County, and adjoining rural Texas counties, may now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccination at a site provided by Bastrop County Cares. In the registration survey, you will answer some simple questions and give your contact information. You will be placed on a waiting list and called to set up an appointment as vaccine arrives. It is preferred that you register online at https://COVAC.info. If you do not have access to a computer or smart phone or tablet, you may call 866-268-2289 and leave a message with a contact number and a Bastrop County Cares volunteer will return your call to get your information. Everyone who preregisters will be contacted for an appointment when vaccine is available 

Brookshire Brothers 

Brookshire Brothers said on its website that "as the vaccine supply is currently very limited, and our pharmacies are working diligently to administer the vaccine to the designated groups, per state guidelines." 

The pharmacy said on its website that once it receives additional supply, the store will work to make the vaccine available to priority patients and community members as quickly and conveniently as possible.

To get on the Brookshire Brothers waitlist, click here.

Family Hospital Systems  

In order to secure your spot for the COVID-19 vaccine, register for the waiting list here. Once they receive more shipments of the vaccine, they will then email you a booking link to allow you to book a time for an appointment.

Fayette County

On Feb. 4, Fayette County leaders said the state allocated 3,000 vaccines to the subHUB this week. Online pre-registration has reopened and is available at www.localevent.info. Once pre-registered, you will be contacted by an agent, in the order the form was received, to set up a vaccine time slot. The Google-hosted form allows you to enter your information. If there is a large number of people attempting to fill out the Google form at the same time, be aware it may take time and/or the page may need to be refreshed. Pre-registration will reopen when all those on the list have been vaccinated. This cycle will continue as long as the state continues to allocate vaccines to the subHUB. 

Please note that the phone number from the subHUB could potentially be listed as SPAM in the caller ID if your phone has such a filter. Calls may be listed as 979- or 800- on the caller ID. The county is urging everyone to answer the call. If it is a call from the subHUB, then the agent will immediately identify themselves as such. If the call turns out to be a true SPAM call, simply hang up and do not engage with the recorded message or caller.

Hays County

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra on Jan. 22 announced that the county has now launched its COVID-19 vaccination portal for those in phases 1A and 1B. The portal is reachable on the county's website. Those without internet access can dial 512-938-1650 to register. County officials ask that only those without internet should call this number.

Residents looking to book an appointment should continue to monitor the Hays County website. They can also sign up for alerts about vaccine updates by texting "COVID" to 844-928-3213.

To sign up, click here. For more information, click here.

H-E-B

H-E-B says it has launched a portal where Texans can register to get vaccinated. 

When H-E-B has the supply to continue vaccinating, it will activate the scheduler tool here so people can schedule an appointment.  

Martin's Wellness Pharmacy 

In order to secure your spot for the COVID-19 vaccine, register for the waiting list here. Once they receive more shipments of the vaccine, they will then email you a booking link to allow you to book a time for an appointment.

Randalls

You can sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and get testing updates here.

San Marcos Family Medicine

San Marcos Family Medicine says that once you have registered, you will be notified by text message when they are ready to schedule you to receive the vaccine. Vaccinations will be administered based on risk priority and they cannot guarantee availability given the current supply and demand.

Tarrytown Pharmacy

When Tarrytown Pharmacy receives a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, they will email people who are on their communication list and who are in the current and appropriate phases. The email will contain a unique scheduling link for people to book an appointment. Because vaccine supply is limited, receiving an email with the scheduling link will not guarantee a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Join the communications list here.

UT Health Austin

UT Health Austin has a survey online for students, staff and faculty to fill out to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. UT students, staff and faculty who are in Phase 1A and Phase 1B may join the list here.

UT Health Austin is also offering vaccines to those who are not affiliated with UT but are in Phase 1A and Phase 1B. In order to be included in UT's vaccine waitlist, those in Phase 1A and 1B should fill out a vaccination request form here. You will receive a confirmation email within hours, but you won't receive a verified appointment time and date. Once vaccines are available to UT, you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for your appointment time and date.

Walgreens

  • You’ll need to be signed in to your Walgreens.com account. Don’t have one? No problem. Creating one is quick and easy.
  • Complete a short screening.
  • If you’re eligible, you’ll choose a location and time for your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
  • If you’re receiving a two-dose vaccination, you’ll be able to schedule your second dose after you receive your first vaccination.
  • If you feel ill on the day of your vaccination, please reschedule your appointment when you feel healthy and well.

Williamson County

Williamson County's judge announced Feb. 8 that the county is now handling the COVID-19 vaccine wait list for all healthcare providers there. Residents who want to be placed on the waitlist can go to Wilco.org to sign up.

38th Street Pharmacy

38th Street Pharmacy has a waiting list people can join here. Once 38th Street Pharmacy gets allocations of the vaccine, it will email those on the list to start scheduling appointments. It will focus on group 1A on the priority list and then continue from there. 

For more providers, check out the State's vaccine provider locations map here.

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Some of these pharmacies have thousands of people on their lists, so pack your patience and keep an eye on your email.

Ascension Medical Group sent this statement saying it is calling patients to give them the vaccine – do not call them:

"Ascension Medical Group Seton is in the process of reviewing medical records for all existing patients and contacting all patients who fit the above criteria within Phase 1B to schedule vaccine appointments. Please do not call our hospitals or clinics regarding vaccinations, as vaccines are limited at this time, and AMG will reach out directly to patients who are eligible for the vaccine. If Ascension Seton continues to receive additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, we will continue to expand vaccine operations consistent with federal and state guidance. We will share more details publicly when we move to the next phase of vaccination for the larger phase 1B group. Ascension Seton continues to use all COVID-19 vaccines provided and does not hold any COVID-19 vaccines in reserve." 

Baylor Scott and White does not have a waiting list at this time, but encourage people to sign up for vaccine updates: 

"We don’t have a wait list at this time, but if I hear of us developing one, I will let you know! But, we are encouraging the public to sign up for vaccine updates via this website: bswhealth.com/covidvaccine"

St. David’s HealthCare is not currently offering vaccines to the public, sending this statement:

"St. David's HealthCare continues to focus its vaccination efforts on Phase 1A health care workers, including physicians, clinical and support staff, and first responders. The health care systems in Central Texas are experiencing a greater number of COVID-19 patients than at any point during the pandemic, making it imperative that we protect our hospital teams and health care workers so they can continue to safely care for patients. Stabilizing the health care workforce is essential to providing ongoing health care services to our community." 

 

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