Thank you for your interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, individuals ages 12 to 17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, while those ages 18 and older are eligible for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
UTHealth has real-time scheduling at locations across Greater Houston. Individuals who are under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to receive the vaccine. View participating locations below.
6410 Fannin, Suite 420
Houston, TX 77030
Pfizer | Moderna | Johnson & Johnson
Monday – Friday | 12:30pm – 4:20pm
11452 Space Center Boulevard
Houston, TX 77059
Moderna | Johnson & Johnson
Monday – Friday | 10am – 11:45am
5420 Dashwood, Suite 102
Houston, TX 77081
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 8am – 12pm
7364 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77088
Friday | 12pm – 4pm
By appointment only
2620 E. Crosstimbers Street, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77093
Monday – Friday | 10am-11:30am | 1pm-4pm
5115 Avenue H, Suite 701
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9am-11:15am
8810 Highway 6, Suite 100
Missouri City, TX 77459
Wednesday, Thursday | 8am-10am
925 N. Shepherd
Houston, TX 77008
Monday-Friday | 9am-11am
1200 Binz, Suite 850
Houston, TX 77004
Wednesday | 1pm-3pm
550 Greens Parkway, Suite 150
Houston, TX 77067
Johnson & Johnson
Wednesdays | 8am-11am and 1pm-4pm
In the section below, please read the answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The answers have been provided by our physicians who are on the faculty at McGovern Medical School.
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval process, even in an Emergency Use Authorization situation, prioritizes health and safety.
- Both the Pfizer and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should not be administered to individuals with a known history of a severe allergic reaction to previous vaccines, to any component of the vaccine, or to the first dose of this vaccine, without additional clinical evaluation.
- The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine is not recommended for individuals who have experienced an allergic reaction to any ingredient of their vaccine. Ingredients are listed on the J&J fact sheet above under patient resources.
- Immunocompromised people, including individuals receiving immunosuppressant therapy, may have a diminished immune response.
- Adverse reactions reported in vaccine trials were mild and included: injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, fever, injection site swelling, injection site redness, nausea, malaise (generally not feeling well), and lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes).
- There is a remote chance the Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after receiving a dose. For this reason, the UTHealth Vaccine Hub will be monitoring patients after they receive their vaccine as per our safety protocol. Recipients are monitored between 15 to 30 minutes for reactions.
- Yes, eventually. Though several steps have been taken to streamline the process and reduce regulatory obstacles, the underlying full approval process remains the same. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. EUA occurs if there’s evidence that strongly suggests patients have benefitted from a treatment or test and the treatment is safe, but not all regulatory steps have been completed. Other vaccines that are in the pipeline will also likely be granted EUA before receiving full approval.
- The FDA, state health departments, drug producers, and independent physicians and researchers will monitor and track a wide variety of data once the vaccine is available to continue to learn about the drugs’ safety and effectiveness.
- The clinical trials for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines showed that a two-dose model was most effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
- For the Moderna vaccine, a second dose is required at least 28 days after the first dose. The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose at least 21 days after the first. Your return visit will be scheduled at your first vaccine appointment.
- The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.