Here’s how to register for coronavirus vaccine waitlists in the Houston area

Here’s how to register for the coronavirus vaccine in the Houston area

HOUSTON – As more doses of the coronavirus vaccine arrive in the Houston area, officials are ramping up the process of administering those shots.

As of March 29, all adults in Texas are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Officials at the Texas Department of State Health Services said they will soon launch the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler which will allow people to register for shots through some public health providers or to identify upcoming vaccine clinics that are being hosted by DSHS or local health departments. The service will also give people notifications when appointments become available. More information can be found at dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine.

For those who can’t register online, DSHS officials said they will also launch a toll-free number soon that will help people get a vaccination appointment scheduled.

Only people who are 80 and older can walk up to a vaccine provider and request a shot. Everyone else will be required to make an appointment.

DSHS has also created a map of health care providers that have been provided doses of the vaccine. You can click here to view it. People said patients should contact the provider directly to determine the availability of the vaccine. This map is maintained by DSHS.

There are also 13 vaccine hubs in the Houston area. You can find information about how to join the waitlist for these hubs at dshs.texas.gov.

Officials are urging people to practice patience because the demand for the vaccine is still outpacing the available supply.

Here’s the information provided by government and health officials about how to register for a waitlist to receive it. People can also contact their health care provider directly for information about how to receive the vaccine.

This page will be updated as more registration information is received from officials. The list is sorted by counties and then by other methods. Scroll to the bottom of the list to see information from hospital systems and pharmacies.


Austin County

Updated: March 10, 2021

Austin, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Waller, and Washington counties are all using the same pre-registration process. This pre-registration is only for those who have not received their first dose; if you have received your first vaccination, please do NOT pre-register. Click the link below to get started. People will remain on the list and appointments will be filled in the order the form was received when vaccines become available.

Online: Click here


Brazoria County

Updated: March 29, 2021

UTMB’s Angleton Danbury campus has a waitlist that is open. Click here to join the waitlist.

There are appointments available.

You can call the following numbers to book an appointment:

  • Alvin Clinic - 281-585-3024
  • Angleton Clinic - 979-864-1484
  • Lake Jackson Clinic - 979-265-4446
  • Pearland Clinic - 281-485-5344

Residents should follow the latest updates at brazoriacountytx.gov.


Brazos County

Updated: March 9, 2021

All appointments will be directly scheduled through the newly established Vaccination Hub website, brazoshub.com. The site is live with information about Hub operations, and available appointments are also live for this week’s vaccine allotment. On subsequent weeks, the Hub website will post available appointments on Fridays at 10 a.m. As has been the past practice, the numbers of appointments available each week will be dependent upon the allocation of vaccines to the Hub by the State of Texas.


Chambers County

Updated: March 25, 2021

Chambers County hosts weekly vaccine PODs. New dates and appointment times are listed every Friday and Monday at 1 p.m. at http://bit.ly/chamberscovaccines.

Registration for this POD can only be completed online.

Homebound? Limited mobility? We’ve gotcha covered! Chambers County EMS can provide in-home vaccines and hosts regional PODs for those with limited mobility. For more information regarding this, call 409-789-0851 or email vaccine@chamberstx.gov.

Please note: Chambers County is currently offering only the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. We have not been allocated Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson. Experts recommend that you receive the first vaccine available to you, however.


Fort Bend County

Updated: Feb. 26, 2021

Fort Bend Health and Human Services has launched an online registration portal where people can register for appointments. You can find more information at fbchealth.org.

Fort Bend Health and Human Services opened a waitlist for eligible residents. Those who qualify for the vaccine will be placed on a waiting list to be invited later to schedule their appointment. This may take several weeks. When you have registered to join the waiting list, please allow15-30 minutes for the waiting list confirmation email/text message to arrive. Later, you will be notified via email, text message, and/or phone with a link to schedule your appointment. This may take several weeks.If you registered by phone and do not have access to Internet, you will be provided a date and time for an appointment.

Anyone with questions about the vaccine or the registration process can call 832-471-1373.


Galveston County

Updated: Feb. 5, 2021

A pilot program for a vaccine waitlist was opened Jan. 27. Officials said the list will be used in the scheduling process for future vaccination appointments.

Only people who fall into phases 1A and 1B are asked to sign up at this time.

More information can be found here.

Online: utmbhealth.com/vaccine

Phone: 877-389-2318

The county is also looking for volunteers to help with vaccination efforts.


Grimes County

Updated: March 10, 2021

Austin, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Waller, and Washington counties are all using the same pre-registration process. This pre-registration is only for those who have not received their first dose; if you have received your first vaccination, please do NOT pre-register. Click the link below to get started. People will remain on the list and appointments will be filled in the order the form was received when vaccines become available.

Online: Click here


Harris County

Updated: Feb. 5, 2021

The county’s waitlist opened on Jan. 26.

While anyone can signup for the waitlist, only people who are eligible to receive the vaccine in phases 1A and 1B will be able to get the shot at this time. The system will not be on a first-come-first-served basis. Eligible people will be subject to a randomization process to ensure that administration is fair. People who are currently ineligible will be contacted once they are eligible.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said that the waitlist does not mean that the county has a huge stockpile of the vaccine.

Online: publichealth.harriscountytx.gov

Phone: 832-927-8787 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese).


Houston

Updated: March 31, 2021

There are two waitlists that have been opened by the Houston Health Department. One for the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and the other for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Both waitlists can be found at houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines or by calling 832-393-4301.

People with disabilities can call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 832-393-5500.

Anyone else needing registration assistance can contact the COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220.


Liberty County

Updated: March 8, 2021

The Age restriction for COVID-19 Vaccinations has been lifted.

If you are over the age of 18 and want a vaccination you can visit the Liberty Clinic at the Jack Hartel Building or the Dayton Clinic at the Dayton Community Center.

You can get more information at emergencyhospitals.care. If you already have an appointment and need to cancel it, you can call 281-806-7370.


Matagorda County

Updated: March 29, 2021

Matagorda Regional Medical Center will host a public COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 30, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Vaccines will be administered by MRMC at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds located at 4511 FM 2668 in Bay City. Over 1,100 doses will be given free of charge to Texans age 16 or older, though persons age 80 and up will be prioritized whenever possible.

Save time by bringing pre-filled-out registration paperwork with you! You can download the registration paperwork on our website at matagordaregional.org/covid19.


Montgomery County

Updated: March 9, 2021

There is a new website for getting on our waitlist and scheduling process to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. This replaces our previous wait list. If you were on the previous list you will receive an email to complete steps in this new system.

You should NOT register if you have already received a vaccination. Please read below carefully to understand the steps involved in this new process.

First - visit and https://lonestarvaccine.saferestart.net/ complete “Step 1: I need to register for a COVID-19 Vaccination”.

Second - once appointments are available, 5 digit codes will be sent to individuals for scheduling.

Third - when you receive a code, you will revisit https://lonestarvaccine.saferestart.net/ and select “Step 2: I have a code for COVID-19 Scheduling”.

Disclaimer!

Wait times could be weeks or months depending on availability and distribution phase.

Who can get the vaccine now?

Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities, people over 65, or adults (16+) with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

There is a Vaccination Plan

Texas is distributing vaccines to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs and other clinics throughout the state. A Vaccine Allocation Panel has developed a vaccine allocation strategy breaking up the distribution into phases.


New Waverly

Updated: March 29, 2021

The New Waverly Fire Department will host a drive-thru vaccine clinic for local residents Monday and Tuesday, March 29 and 30, between 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. or until all available vaccines are administered.

All adults 18 and older who reside in Walker County Emergency Services District #2 will be eligible to receive the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine. There is no pre-registration and the vaccine will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Local residents should bring ID or proof of residency and enter the rear of the New Waverly Fire Station off Mechanic Street.


Pearland

Updated: Feb. 2, 2021

The city of Pearland has created an online registration portal where people can register for a vaccine appointment whenever new doses become available. Registration is currently closed but will be reopened whenever more doses are received.

Online: us1.quickscreen.health/pearland-vaccination#/screening


Polk County

Updated: Feb. 9, 2021

Polk County officials launched a waiting list on Feb. 9 for people in Phase 1B who want to get the coronavirus vaccine. This is waitlist is temporary and will be replaced with a more sophisticated self-registration system that is expected to be launched soon.

Online: Click here

Phone: 936-327-6826


Walker County

Updated: March 10, 2021

When you open the site you will get a ticket. Once you get your ticket YOU MUST CLICK ON THE LINK to do your paperwork. THIS IS A MUST!! DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. When you have completed all your paperwork your registration is complete and you will be scanned in at the Walker County Fairgrounds.

For more information, contact the Walker County OEM at 936-435-8035 or walkercountyoem@co.walker.tx.us.

Online: walkercountyvaccinate.com


Waller County

Updated: April 1, 2021

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) will host another COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Waller County Thursday, April 1 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Hobart Thomas Taylor Sr. Hall Parking Lot. This will be the third collaboration between the county and PVAMU, which held its first mass vaccination drive in February. AccessHealth will manage the vaccination process, and PVAMU College of Nursing students will administer the shots. Pre-registration at https://myaccesshealth.org/covidvaccinewaller/ is required.


Washington County

Updated: March 10, 2021

Austin, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Waller, and Washington counties are all using the same pre-registration process. This pre-registration is only for those who have not received their first dose; if you have received your first vaccination, please do NOT pre-register. Click the link below to get started. People will remain on the list and appointments will be filled in the order the form was received when vaccines become available.

Online: Click here


Other methods

Hospital systems (Updated: March 12, 2021)

  • St. Luke’s Health and TSU are partnering to open a vaccine clinic in Houston’s Third Ward. The clinic is expected to be fully operational by Feb. 15. People who qualify to receive the vaccine under the current guidelines can join the St. Luke’s waiting list at stlukeshealth.org. Those who sign up and are qualified to receive the vaccine will be contacted about making an appointment.
  • Memorial Hermann has launched an online COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form. Eligible, registered individuals will be selected at random and notified when vaccine supply appointments are available. More information can be found here.
  • Houston Methodist announced a new registration opening on Jan. 25. It has since been filled. More information can be found here.
  • The Houston VA is offering all veterans shots without an appointment during several events in March. Click here for more information.

Pharmacies (Updated: March 11, 2021)

  • CVS Is offering the vaccine at 74 pharmacies across Texas. A list of locations is not being published to prevent those locations from being overwhelmed by people seeking the vaccine. Vaccines are offered on an appointment-only basis at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app. Those without online access can contact customer service at (800) 746-7287. Click here to schedule an appointment.
  • Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies at select sores in Texas will begin administering the coronavirus vaccine soon. People can make appointments on the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites when doses are available. More information, including a list of stores in Texas that will be administering the vaccine, can be found here.