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COVID-19 3rd Dose Vaccinations and Boosters - Updated January 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine for People 12 Years of Age and Older
UT Health Austin is now offering 3rd doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible immunocompromised patients 28 days following their 2nd dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. We are also offering Booster doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to patients 12 years of age and older 5 months following their 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, 5 months following their immunocompromised 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 2 months following their initial dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Both 3rd doses for eligible immunocompromised patients and Booster doses for patients (12 years of age and older) are available by appointment or walk-in. Review CDC eligibility guidelines here for all groups.

Though many news and other sources call this 3rd dose of vaccine a booster vaccination, it actually helps people with certain medical conditions achieve a level of protection that the standard two-dose vaccination provides for non-immunocompromised individuals.

While current evidence indicates that fully vaccinated and boosted individuals who are not immunocompromised have substantial protection from serious illness and/or hospitalization from COVID-19 virus, we are all well-advised to continue wearing masks and maintaining personal safety and distancing measures to reduce our risk of exposure and/or transmission as much as possible.

To schedule a vaccination with UT Health Austin, please call 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737). If you are a UT Health Austin patient, you may self-schedule through your MyUTHA Patient Portal.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. The UT School of Nursing’s Family Wellness Center is the only UT healthcare entity providing this pediatric dose—UT Health Austin will continue to vaccinate individuals ages 12 and older. Vaccinations for children ages 5-11 at the Family Wellness Center are by appointment only. Please call 1-512-232-3900 to schedule. You can also check the Austin Public Health website and Vaccine Finder for additional locations at which the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available to children ages 5-11.

COVID-19 Vaccination

UT Health Austin complies with all vaccination criteria as established by the Texas Department of State Health Services. At UT Health Austin, vaccination is available for all people ages 12 and older who are in need of a 1st dose, 2nd dose, immunocompromised 3rd dose (as recommended by the CDC), or Booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. A Booster dose of Pfizer vaccine is available to those who received a 2nd dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, immunocompromised 3rd dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or an initial dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

To schedule a vaccination with UT Health Austin, please call 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737). If you are a UT Health Austin patient, you may self-schedule through your MyUTHA Patient Portal.

If you have already scheduled your COVID-19 vaccination appointment day and time with UT Health Austin, please click here to review the COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Calculator

Find out when you’re eligible for an immunocompromised 3rd dose or a Booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the CDC.

Current Recommendations for Receiving a 3rd Dose:

I am moderately to severely immunocompromised according to current CDC guidelines and it has been at least 28 days since I received my 2nd dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Current Recommendations for Receiving a Booster Dose:

For those who received Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: I am 12 years of age or older and it has been at least 5 months since I received my 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or it has been at least 5 months since I received my immunocompromised 3rd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

For those who received Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine: I am 12 years of age or older and it has been at least 2 months since I received my initial dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.


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How to Request a 1st Dose or 2nd Dose of Vaccine at UT Health Austin:

For minors between the ages of 12 and 17, a parent or guardian must complete the UT Health Austin Minor Consent Form (also available in Spanish) prior to receiving a vaccination. You are required to bring the completed and signed consent form with you to your vaccination appointment.

Vaccinations are available by appointment or walk-in. To schedule a vaccination with UT Health Austin, please call 1-833-UT-CARES(1-833-882-2737). If you are a UT Health Austin patient, you may self-schedule through your MyUTHA Patient Portal.

For more information on vaccination hours of operation, appointment location, parking, and check-in, please visit here.

If you are receiving your second dose, an immunocompromised 3rd dose, or a booster dose of vaccine, please remember to bring the vaccine card you received after your first dose was administered.

How to Schedule an Immunocompromised 3rd Dose of Vaccine at UT Health Austin:

Eligible people ages 12 and older (per CDC guidelines here) Include:

  • Those receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Those taking medicine to suppress the immune system following an organ or stem cell transplant
  • Those actively being treated with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response
  • Those immunocompromised because of an illness, such as DiGeorge Syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, or an advanced or untreated HIV infection.

Vaccinations are available by appointment or walk-in. To schedule a vaccination with UT Health Austin, please call 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737). If you are a UT Health Austin patient, you may self-schedule through your MyUTHA Patient Portal.

For more information on vaccination hours of operation, appointment location, parking, and check-in, please visit here.

If you are receiving your second dose, an immunocompromised 3rd dose, or a booster dose of vaccine, please remember to bring the vaccine card you received after your first dose was administered.

How to Schedule a Booster Dose of Vaccine at UT Health Austin:

Vaccinations are available by appointment or walk-in. To schedule a vaccination with UT Health Austin, please call 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737). If you are a UT Health Austin patient, you may self-schedule through your MyUTHA Patient Portal.

For more information on vaccination hours of operation, appointment location, parking, and check-in, please visit here.

If you are receiving your second dose, an immunocompromised 3rd dose, or a booster dose of vaccine, please remember to bring the vaccine card you received after your first dose was administered.

Explore the UT Health Austin COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs.