Register for COVID-19 Vaccine

VACCINE UPDATE: Starting May 2, 2021 HCPH will resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at NRG Park. More info here


We are now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments on demand! Once you register, you can schedule the day and time, location, and type of vaccine instantly. 

To schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Harris County Public Health (HCPH), click here or call 832-927-8787. The registration website is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

If you do not have transportation for your vaccination appointment, please contact the HCPH Vaccine Hotline at 832-927-8787.

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Register for COVID-19 Vaccine

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is providing initial vaccinations to those most at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Find out here if you qualify for vaccination based on the current distribution groups.  

*The VacsTrac registration app is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please use a different browser. 




Register Now

If you qualify for the current distribution phase and have read the steps and information on registering, use the links below to schedule your appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from either Harris County Public Health (HCPH) or Houston Health Department (HHD). 


Provider Name
Public Phone Number
Public Registration or Website
Harris County Public Health
832-927-8787
Houston Health Department
832-393-4220


*This registration app is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please use a different browser. When you have registered, please allow 15 - 30 minutes for the confirmation email and text message to arrive.


How do I register without access to Internet or a computer?

If you or a loved one do not have access to Internet or a computer, please use the phone number listed above to schedule your appointment.

Can you walk me through the registration process?

To learn more about the VacsTrac system - Harris County Public Health's (HCPH) COVID-19 vaccine registration application - view the How Do I Register? steps outlined here.


What do I do about my appointment if I do not have access to a personal vehicle?

Residents who do not have access to a personal vehicle may still receive vaccines at HCPH vaccination sites. Please call the health department (i.e., Harris County Public Health, Houston Health Department) you registered with for alternative arrangements. For appointments with Harris County Public Health, call the HCPH Vaccine Hotline at 832-927-8787.

I am not currently eligible for the vaccine. What can I do?

Both Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and Houston Health Department (HHD) use a registration system to help manage those individuals who are interested in being vaccinated against COVID-19. Only those who qualify for the current distribution phases will have an appointment scheduled when available. However, residents can still sign up to be contacted when the distribution phase with which you are eligible opens. Learn more here.

What COVID-19 vaccine should I get - Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson?

You should receive the first vaccine you are eligible and able to receive. All of the vaccines being offered by Harris County are safe and effective and are virtually 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths. The primary difference is that Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both require two shots whereas the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be administered in only one shot.

Learn more about each vaccine below.

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Become An Outreach Partner

As COVID-19 vaccines have become available, misinformation and vaccine hesitancy are also on the rise. Our goal is to team up with trusted community leaders to educate Harris County residents with facts rooted in science about vaccines. Curious how you can help with community outreach and partnership? Learn more in our COVID-19 Vaccine Information resources.



 

Registration Guidelines and Eligibility


Beginning March 29, 2021, all adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. Learn more here.

 

Our registration system is now on demand and residents can sign up and schedule their appointment instantly. Click here to schedule.

We are now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments on demand.

  • Those who register online here (Register Now) can schedule your appointment instantly. You will be able to choose between available days and times, locations, and vaccines.
  • Those who register by phone (832-927-8787) will be able to schedule an appointment date and time when they call.



Do I Qualify?

Eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the State of Texas has been expanded to include all adults. Please note that eligibility for younger adults may depend on the vaccine as Pfizer can be administered to those 16 years and older while both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson can be administered to those 18 years and older.




How Do I Register?

Please note the steps outlined below are for Harris County Public Health (HCPH) only. Steps for other providers may differ.

Beginning April 21, 2021, NRG Park will accept walk-ups in addition to those residents who have registered for an appointment. Registration will not be required but is highly encouraged.

Step 1. What You Need to Know

  • Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses. Moderna can be provided to individuals 18+ years of age. (Note that individuals vaccinated at the NRG Park site will receive the Pfizer vaccine, which can be provided to individuals 16+ years of age. Learn more here.)
    • Keep in mind that only certain dates will be available and that the current supply of vaccines may be limited.
  • There is no charge for the vaccine or administration.
  • The vaccine is free of charge

 

Step 2. Making An Appointment

  1. Click on the Register Now link to go to HCPH's COVID-19 vaccine app. 
  2. Follow the instructions on the app to register for the vaccine. 
  3. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a confirmation including QR code. You must bring your QR code with you to the scheduled appointment.

 

Step 3. Receiving Your Vaccine

If you do not have transportation for your vaccination appointment, please contact the HCPH Vaccine Hotline at 832-927-8787.

  1. When arriving to your scheduled appointment...
    • Ensure you have your QR code for staff to scan. This can be printed out or a screenshot from your confirmation email.
    • Follow signs and directions posted to navigate the vaccination site.
  2. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to make your appointment and must cancel, you will need to complete the registration process again. Canceled appointments will not be rescheduled. 

Step 4. Scheduling Your Second Dose

Currently, HCPH sites administer the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Individuals can sign up and schedule instantly. Residents are encouraged to plan for their 2nd doses 3 weeks after their 1st dose. Learn more here.

Please remember, if you received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine you will need two doses. Upon completion of your scheduled first dose, you will receive a notification through text and/or email to schedule your 2nd dose closer to the date of your 2nd appointment. (Roughly 3 weeks) If there is no appointment availability, you will continue to receive notifications daily until you can sign up.

 




Mass Vaccination Site at NRG Park

Beginning the week of February 22, 2021, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and Houston Health Department (HHD) will collaborate with FEMA on a new COVID-19 mass vaccination site located at NRG Park. This site is intended to prioritize the area's most vulnerable populations and underserved communities.

This site will provide either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Learn more about this vaccine here.

Beginning April 21, 2021, anyone 16+ years old can receive their COVID-19 vaccine at NRG Park with or without an appointment. Walk-ups will be accepted in addition to those who have scheduled an appointment. The hours of operation will be extended to 12 PM to 9 PM daily. View the full release here.





How Can I Register for NRG Park?

Those individuals who register for the vaccine through HCPH will be given the opportunity to receive it at NRG Park or HCPH's other vaccination sites.

Harris County Public Health Registration Qualifications

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is providing initial vaccinations to those most at risk of exposure to COVID-19 that meet the State’s guidelines.

Sign up via https://vacstrac.hctx.net/landing or call 832-927-8787. If registering online, do not use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.

HCPH will be prioritizing areas where there have been COVID health disparities (using the CDC’s social vulnerability index and where data shows there are 1) increased COVID cases or deaths and/or COVID undertesting).

In addition to administering the Pfizer at this new location, HCPH will continue to provide Moderna vaccinations to the community through its regular sites.





Other Providers

If you were unable to schedule vaccination with Harris County Public Health (HCPH), we recommend the resources below for other COVID-19 vaccine providers in the area.




Additional Resources

For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, please see the guidance below or view the COVID-19 Vaccine Information resources.

Download Guidance:
COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Strategy Summary
Quarantine Recommendation for Vaccinated Persons
Vaccination Drive-Thru Information for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Chart: Comparison of Available COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 Vaccination and Ramadan
Travel Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals