Register for COVID-19 Vaccine

Harris County is providing scholarships to residents under the age of 18 who receive a COVID-19 vaccine from any Harris County Public Health vaccination site! Learn more 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 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. 



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.




 

Vaccine Availability and Eligibility 

Following State guidance, Harris County has opened vaccine eligibility to all residents aged 12 and up. Per the FDA's emergency use authorizations:

  • People Age 18 and Older can receive the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
  • People Age 12 to 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.



How Do I Register?

HCPH is 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.

HCPH Vaccine Registration Guidance:
Comparison of Current COVID-19 Vaccines
Vaccination Drive-Thru Information for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Helping Older Adults Register for HCPH's COVID Vaccine
HCPH COVID-19 Vaccination for Ages 12 - 17
COVID-19 Vaccine 12-17 Provider List
Vaccination Drive-Thru Information for Moderna and Pfizer
What to Expect At A Vaccine Distribution Unit (VDU)


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 either the Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+ years and up) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+ years and up). 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.




Registration FAQ


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.


Can I receive my 2nd dose at HCPH if I got my 1st dose from another provider?

If you received your first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at another provider, you can still receive your second dose at a vaccine site operated by Harris County Public Health (HCPH). To schedule your appointment, please call the HCPH Vaccine Hotline at 832-927-8787.

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.

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.




NRG Park Community Vaccination Center

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.

Eligibility 

Anyone 12 years old and up 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. 

Hours of Operation 

Tuesday to Sunday (12 PM to 7 PM)





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.





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
Travel Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals