Latest Vaccine Updates
September 21, 2021
The Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program (VIP) allows participants to receive $50 in ShastaBUCKS, which will be loaded to the Cougar Card for use at on-campus dining locations, the UH Campus Book Store, vending machines, and select off-campus merchants. Student, faculty and staff participants may be eligible for additional incentives.
- Students can receive additional VIP incentives, such as paid tuition and parking permits. Learn more about additional student incentives.
- Faculty and staff learn more about additional faculty and staff incentives.
If you would like to get the COVID-19 vaccine sooner, visit the Vaccine Locator tools to register for an appointment near you.
UH Vaccine Efforts
The Student Health Center worked with partner organizations to provide COVID-19 vaccines to approximately 4,000 UH faculty, staff and students in multiple clinics from March to September 2021.
UH continues to encourage the vaccine for our community. For other vaccine appointments immediately available, please refer to the vaccine locator tools to find an appointment near you.
Houston Vaccine Locator Tools
Vaccine Finder Texting Line
Vaccines.gov now offers a texting line to find a vaccine near you. Text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish, to get the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines, complete with transportation opportunities.
Texas Vaccine Scheduler
The Texas Vaccine Scheduler helps Texans get scheduled for a COVID-19 vaccine at clinics hosted by participating Texas public health entities.
Register online at GetTheVaccine.dshs.texas.gov. You will be notified by email or text when and where to get the vaccine. If there’s not an available clinic near you, you will be directed to other places to get your vaccine.
Call (833) 832-7067 if you don’t have internet or need help signing up. Call center support is available 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.
Spanish language and other translators are available to help callers.
Frequently Asked Questions
For Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for UH employees and students, please visit the UH COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.
Helpful Vaccine Resources
Learn all about COVID-19 vaccines in development and vaccination planning in the United States and in Texas: