On Sept. 24, UTMB and the Galveston County Health District began providing booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for high-risk groups. The number of groups eligible to receive the COVID vaccine booster is now being expanded based on occupational risks.
UTMB Health has made COVID-19 vaccinations available in many UTMB primary care clinics. Vaccines are administered to people age 12 and older at clinics throughout the region. Appointments are required and are easy to make online.
The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now available for individuals age 12 and older.
This week, 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.
Need to Reschedule an Existing Vaccine Appointment with UTMB?
If your appointment was made with UTMB, send an email to C19vacsch@utmb.edu. Include your name and date of birth, along with the date of your original vaccination appointment and whether this is your first or second vaccination. We will work to accommodate your request as our vaccine supply and appointment slots allow.