Friday, February 24, 2023

COVID-19: Vaccines, Testing and Free Masks


Test, Vax & Mask 

COVID-19 Tests    

Another round of FREE mail-order COVID-19 test kits is available online this winter. Each household can order four tests through

The APH Neighborhood Services Unit has free COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits available for pickup at Neighborhood Centers, while supplies last.  

The APH Information Line (512-972-5560) offers callers information regarding testing options, including directions to a primary care provider for an in-person or virtual visit, going to an urgent care clinic, taking an at-home test or providing a list of area retailers that offer COVID-19 testing and at-home kits.  

Testing is available at private and nonprofit sites throughout Austin, including pharmacies, hospitals and urgent care centers. If you have private insurance, contact your doctor’s office or insurer to learn more about your assessment and testing options. Here are two more resources to find nearby community-based testing available at low or no cost:  

Note: If you are testing with a COVID-19 at-home testing kit and receive a positive result, you can report it using APH'’s online reporting form.  

Vaccine Providers   

Shots for Tots/Big Shots Clinics (By appointment only) 

Austin Public Health offers immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots to children who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients – by appointment only. 

Mobile Vaccine Program 

The Mobile Vaccination Program (MVP) offers COVID-19 vaccinations for specific groups in community-identified locations.  

If you are interested in scheduling a pop-up clinic at your facility, please complete this Austin Public Health Mobile Vaccination Request form.  

Have questions about the Mobile Vaccination Program? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.  

Community Vaccine Events 

Monday, February 27, 2023 

Austin Voices at Gustavo “Gus” L. Garcia Recreation Center 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 

Tannehill/Webberville Bus Stop 4606 

Saturday, March 4, 2023 

Pop-Up ATX at Givens Recreation Center 

CDC Website for Vaccine Providers 

Visit (or in Spanish) to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you. 

Free Masks (N-95 respirators)    

Use the CDC’s mask-locator tool to find pharmacies near you that provide FREE masks (N95 respirators). It does not show current inventories, so check with the location for availability.