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Vaccine Eligibility

Our Pfizer Clinics Are Open to Kids 12-15, Starting May 13!

We are happy to announce that starting May 13, our Pfizer clinics here at VaxTogetherAustin are officially open to children ages 12-15!

Both the FDA and the CDC have approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for all people ages 12 and up.

Please note these important guidelines:

  • At Walgreens store locations, all minors ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • At school locations, all minors ages 17 and under must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian, as well as an emergency contact name and phone number.

You may browse our clinic availability through our website. We add new clinics frequently.

Thank you for your interest in fostering health, safety, community and vaccine equity!

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Vaccine Eligibility

Our Clinics Will Soon Be Open to Ages 12-15 (but not yet!)

The FDA authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 on Monday, May 10, 2021.

The CDC will meet on Wednesday to review the data and make its recommendations.

We have been eagerly waiting for children ages 12-15 to become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and we are happy that today’s news brings us one step closer! 

Our clinic pharmacists are not yet permitted to provide vaccinations for anybody under the age of 16. 

We anticipate that we will be able to open our Pfizer clinics to everybody aged 12 and up very soon, pending the CDC’s endorsement and the approval of Walgreens, our third-party immunizer.

If you have already signed up a 12-15 year-old individual for a clinic on:

  • Tuesday, May 11 or Wednesday, May 12, we ask that you please cancel that appointment to allow someone else the opportunity to get their shot and to avoid vaccine waste.

If you have already signed up a 12-15 year-old individual for a clinic on:

  • Thursday, May 13 or Friday, May 14, you do not need to cancel that appointment at this time, but please be aware that an appointment is not a guarantee that your child will be vaccinated if they do not meet the minimum age requirement at the time of their appointment.

When we officially open the clinics to children ages 12-15, we will make that announcement here on our website, on our FB page, and on each clinic’s appointment sign-up page.

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Vaccine Equity

VTA receives Vaccine Equity grant!

We are thrilled to announce that United Way for Greater Austin, Austin Community Foundation, and St. David’s Foundation have chosen VaxTogetherAustin as a grantee in the Vaccine Equity effort, along with 18 other community-based local organizations! This grant will support us in our work to expand equitable access and vaccine confidence in Austin and surrounding areas.

It is an honor to be included in a network of fellow grantees, organizations with deep community roots and passionate commitment to fostering healthy and flourishing communities.

Together we will increase the COVID-19 vaccine rate in Central Texas!

Read about the projects and funds awarded by clicking here.

Learn more about the Vaccine Equity grantees: