Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Austin Public Health Expands Online Scheduling and Pilots Vaccine Clinic Without Appointments


Austin Public Health Expands Online Scheduling and Pilots Vaccine Clinic Without Appointments 

Residents can arrive to Delco Activity Center without an appointment to register on-site Thursday and Friday afternoon 

Austin, Texas – Continuing efforts to provide easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine, Austin Public Health (APH) will expand online scheduling and pilot walk-up vaccination operations on Thurs., Apr. 22 and Fri., Apr. 23 from 12-7:30 p.m., or until vaccines run out, at the Delco Activity Center (4601 Pecan Brook Dr, Austin, TX 78724). 

"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." 

Walk-Up (No Appointment): 

During the vaccine clinic at the Delco Activity Center, residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment. Residents are not required to pre-register in the APH system because staff and volunteers will gather information and complete the registration on-site prior to their first dose vaccination. You can save time by creating an account in advance.  

If all vaccine is administered before 7:30 p.m., staff and volunteers will help residents who arrive on-site schedule an appointment to return for their vaccine. 

As a reminder, a minimum of 28 days is required for Moderna between first and second doses. Second dose appointments are automatically being scheduled by APH closer to the 28 day mark by email, text or phone call – if someone has not received an appointment they should double check their spam/junk folders. However, after 28 days, individuals can call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000 to find the next available clinic to receive their second dose without an appointment. They must provide their CDC vaccination card that shows they have received their first dose of Moderna. 

While you do not have to be pre-registered to show up, it is highly encouraged that you create an account and pre-register for the vaccine at https://covid19.austintexas.gov before going to the clinic to save time. 

Expanded Online Scheduling:  

You must have an account to schedule an appointment online. You can register for an account and schedule online at https://covid19.austintexas.gov. Anyone 18 years or older may login today, Apr. 20 at 6:45 p.m. to join the pre-queue with appointments opening at 7 p.m. – the queue will end Fri., Apr. 23 at 7 a.m. 

Going forward, the appointment scheduling system will be open from 7 p.m. on Fridays to 7 a.m. the following Friday and will reopen again at 7 p.m. that evening for appointments for the following week. The 12-hour closure of the scheduling system on Fridays will allow APH to finalize the appointment schedule and update appointment times for the following week. 

Telephone Scheduling: 

If you cannot access the online scheduling system, please call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000. Call takers can assist with technology issues, account creation, and pre-registration. For additional assistance, they will take your name and number and provide it to APH Equity Hotline for a call back.

For additional COVID-19 information and updates, visit www.AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.