UT Southwestern Medical Center Vaccinations
As part of UT Southwestern’s ongoing commitment to an equitable, effective, and efficient vaccination rollout, they are pleased to launch an online portal where eligible individuals can sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Here’s how UT Southwestern’s expanded vaccine registration works:
- Members of the public who are not UT Southwestern patients and who meet the necessary eligibility criteria may visit their COVID-19 Vaccine Registration portal and fill out a short survey. They will then receive a MyChart activation code within three to four business days to start the process of booking an appointment.
- UT Southwestern will keep the registration portal open until all appointments are booked. Once 10,000 people sign up, UT Southwestern will briefly pause registration. Those individuals who entered their information and meet the eligibility requirements can be assured of receiving their first of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine within a three-week window.
- Eligible UTSW patients who are seeking vaccination and who have been seen by one of our providers within the past three years should continue monitoring their MyChart accounts for available appointments. Once you log in to your account, click the orange “Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine” icon under the Quick Links section to get started. UTSW patients should not sign up through the portal. Please see the “How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine via MyChart” tip sheet for more information.
When should I receive my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine?
The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines each require two doses. The recommended time frame for second doses is as follows:
- Pfizer: 21 days after your first dose
- Moderna: 28 days (or more) after your first dose
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UTSW infectious disease experts stress the importance of getting fully vaccinated to achieve maximum efficacy, but there is flexibility in the time frame for your second dose.
While the second dose should be administered as close to the recommendations as possible, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.”
Doses that are given after the recommended time frame are considered valid and do not require the series to be restarted.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources from UT Southwestern:
Register for Vaccination in North Texas
Several counties throughout North Texas are currently collecting names of persons to register for the vaccine as it becomes available.
Dallas County Health and Human Services has now opened a telephone hotline for vaccine registration, in addition to their online form. The number for the DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline is 469-749-9900. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. Registration assistance is available in English and Spanish.
Register for Vaccination in Texas
Beginning March 29, all Texans 16 and older can register for a vaccine at a designated hub location, regardless of the county they reside in.
The 28 large-scale hub locations will provide thousands of doses each day in highly-populated areas throughout the state. There will also be more than 200 smaller locations in more rural parts of the state that will be given vaccine doses to reach those areas.
To see the latest updates on how many Texas have been vaccinated across the state, please click here.
For more information, resources, and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 Resources and Updates page.