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APH expands vaccine appointments to age 40 and up

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Public Health has opened Covid-19 vaccine appointments to anyone 40 years or older. The public health authority will continue to prioritize appointments for higher-risk groups, but the expanded appointments began Monday night. Texas expanded eligibility to all adults on Monday, March 29. In addition, APH is now scheduling second doses 23-25 days after the first dose and updating its walk-up policy. According to a press release about the changes, those who are 28 days past their first dose can walk up and present their vaccination card. Those with appointments who show up at different sites or times will be turned away. Those who would like to make an appointment through APH can register at AustinTexas.gov/COVID19-Vaccines. Once registered, vaccine seekers can log in to Covid19.AustinTexas.gov during the appointment release times to join the queue. According to the city, “While main appointment releases have been happening on Mondays, release times and dates can vary week to week as operations change.”

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