COVID-19 vaccinations now available in UTMB primary care clinics
- UTMB now offers COVID-19 vaccinations in most primary care clinics
As vaccination rates have increased, and demand and infection rates have leveled off in our area, UTMB Health is adapting to better serve patients. COVID-19 vaccinations are now available in many UTMB primary care clinics.
There continue to be adequate vaccine supplies, good appointment availability and convenient vaccination locations throughout the region. Any person age 12 and older is now eligible
for these safe and effective vaccines.
As a time saver for parents, UTMB’s primary care clinics can offer the COVID vaccine as part of an annual back-to-school or sports physicals. For adults who haven’t been vaccinated, the vaccine can be offered as part of an annual wellness
Those interested can schedule COVID vaccine or care appointments online, by calling their primary care provider’s office or by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org with specific vaccine request or questions. Those without a primary care provider can call UTMB’s 24-7 Access Center for assistance at 409-772-2222 or explore primary care providers online.
The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now available for individuals age 12 and older.
The FDA and CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices authorized reducing the minimum age for the vaccine from 16 to 12. First-dose appointments for anyone age 12 and older—regardless of whether they are a current UTMB
patient or not—can be made online now or by calling 832-632-6731. In addition, parents of UTMB pediatric
patients who need help scheduling a vaccine appointment can also contact their UTMB pediatrician’s office.
The second dose—which is necessary for maximum protection—will be scheduled when the first dose is given.
UTMB will be administering vaccines to people age 12 and older at our existing COVID vaccine clinics in Galveston, League City and Angleton Danbury. Appointments are required.
We also continue to collaborate with the Galveston County Health District and several Galveston County school districts on this vaccination effort. In addition, our Angleton Danbury Campus is working with school districts in Brazoria County
to make vaccines available for students, teachers and staff. The two-dose Moderna and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently authorized only for individuals age 18 and older.