Patient Information

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    New bivalent COVID vaccine booster

    Available at select clinics on Sept. 13

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    Novavax's COVID-19 Vaccine

    Approved for emergency use ages 12 through 17

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    Vaccines for ages 6 months to 5 years

    Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have now been approved for children as young as six months.

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    COVID-19 Booster Available to Children 5 to 11

    The FDA has approved a single booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age.

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    Second COVID vaccine booster available for certain groups

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    What should you do?

    Information on what to do, COVID testing and latest therapies

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    Pfizer-BioNTech Boosters Available for 12+

    Pfizer-BioNTech boosters have now been approved for everyone 12 years and older.

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    Smart Health Cards

    UTMB Health is providing digital proof of COVID testing and vaccination status

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Vaccine & Boosters

At this time, COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for ages 6 months and up. A parent or legal guardian must provide written consent for any minor (through age 17) receiving a vaccine.

Before you pick a time: 

  • Please ensure we have accurate email and cell phone contact information, so that we may reach you in a timely manner if necessary.
  • If you are currently participating in or have participated in a COVID vaccine study, please contact your study coordinator before scheduling.
  • Those 5+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Immunosuppressed patients 12+ qualify for a total of 4 doses (3 primary doses, followed by 1 booster dose 3 months later). Contact your primary care provider with questions or to schedule a vaccine appointment.

BEGIN THE SCHEDULING PROCESS BELOW:

  
  • Select desired dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine:

       
    • Please review dosing, timing and age guidelines for the general population and for immunocompromised individuals to determine if/when the patient qualifies for a first dose.

      Note: Moderna and Pfizer are available for most age groups, but both vaccines are not typically offered at each vaccination site. We are not able to guarantee a specific vaccine at any site.

      • Which vaccine would you like to receive?

          
        • Select age of the patient being vaccinated:

             
          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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        • Select age of the patient being vaccinated:

             
          • The Novavax vaccine is currently ONLY approved for ages 12 and up. Please select Pfizer/Moderna.

          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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      If you need assistance determining if an individual meets the criteria outlined by the CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, or if you have any COVID-19 vaccine questions, please call (832) 632-6731 or email C19Vacsch@utmb.edu.

    • Please review dosing, timing and age guidelines for the general population and for immunocompromised individuals to determine if/when the patient qualifies for a second dose.

      • Which vaccine would you like to receive?

             
        • Select age of the patient being vaccinated:

             
          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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        • Select age of the patient being vaccinated:

                  
          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • At this time, UTMB is still awaiting the adolescent dosage of the Moderna vaccine. Please check back at a later date or choose the Pfizer COVID vaccine options for those 6 months years and older.

          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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        • Select age of the patient being vaccinated:

             
          • The Novavax vaccine is currently ONLY approved for ages 12 and up. Please select Pfizer/Moderna.

          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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        If you need assistance determining if an individual meets the criteria outlined by the CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, or if you have any COVID-19 vaccine questions, please call (832) 632-6731 or email C19Vacsch@utmb.edu.

    • Please review dosing, timing and age guidelines for the general population and for immunocompromised individuals to determine if/when the patient qualifies for an additional dose.

      • Which vaccine would you like to receive?

             
        • Select age of the patient being vaccinated:

             
          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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        • Select age of the patient being vaccinated:

           
          • An additional dose of the Moderna vaccine is currently ONLY approved for ages 18 and up. The FDA has only approved 2 doses of Moderna for children and young teens.

          • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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        • An additional dose of the Novavax vaccine is currently NOT approved. The FDA has only approved 2 doses of Novavax.

        If you need assistance determining if an individual meets the criteria outlined by the CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, or if you have any COVID-19 vaccine questions, please call (832) 632-6731 or email C19Vacsch@utmb.edu.

  • Please follow instructions on this web page to schedule your vaccine as an employee.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 TESTING: or your convenience and safety, we offer both walk-in COVID-19 testing from any of our urgent care clinics, and scheduling for testing in our urgent care and primary care clinics. Please schedule online below or call (832) 632-6731; testing is available on evenings and weekends. To schedule to see an urgent or primary care provider please visit the same day care webpage.

  • COVID-19 testing is available at many UTMB Health sites, schedule the next available covid test in a location near you.
  • Based on current demand, COVID test results at UTMB Health are usually available in 48 hours or less.  

START HERE to Schedule a COVID Test Only Visit: Choose the time & location that best fits your schedule.

  
  • Please follow instructions on this web page to sign up/into my chart and schedule your test.

  • This appointment is for COVID testing ONLY.
    Please select a time for your COVID-19 TEST ONLY visit.

    IMPORTANT:
    · All Urgent Care clinics serve adults and children.
    · Pediatric and adult time slots IN GALVESTON are separate. Be sure to read the RED title above the available times to choose the correct type of provider. Any adults scheduled into pediatric slots may need rescheduling.
    · Always confirm the correct clinic location by double-checking the appointment confirmation page.

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UTMB Safety Requirements

Caring for you & keeping you safe. Always.

You need routine care to stay healthy. As always, UTMB is here to help. Our expert physicians and healthcare providers are ready to meet your needs. Safely and comfortably.

UTMB has resumed services across the region for our patients and continues to take measures to ensure the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff. We are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and your health and wellness are our top priority. Please visit the Appointment Information page for all appointment options or call our Access Center at (800) 917-8906 for an appointment.