Vaccine Information for Older Texans and People with Disabilities

Texas Health and Human Services Commission is committed to connecting older Texans and Texans with disabilities (including people who are home bound, have limited transportation options) with resources for accessing COVID-19 vaccinations. Resources include:

State Mobile Vaccine Program provides a way for Texas businesses and people who are home bound to schedule mobile vaccinations. Texas businesses or civic organizations with five or more employees, visitors, or members who voluntarily choose to be vaccinated.  Call 844-90-TEXAS (844-908-3927) and select Option 3 to schedule a visit from a state mobile vaccine team. Texans who are home bound can call the same number and select Option 1 to request a state mobile vaccination team to come to their home.

Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler The new 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 [click.icptrack.com] and you will be notified by email or text on the specifics to get the vaccine. If there’s not a clinic near you, you will be directed to other sites to get a vaccine.

Disability Rights Texas Hotline (DRTx Vaccine Hotline) provides assistance to people with disabilities needing assistance in accessing COVID-19 vaccine. Contact the DRTx Vaccine Hotline at 1-800-880-8401 or email at vaccine@DRTx.org.

Vaccines.gov is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website that provides an array of options to help people find local vaccines including a search option on the website, a toll free line for people with limited/no internet and a text option.

  • Visit Vaccines.gov [click.icptrack.com] to search for a vaccine.
  • Call toll free: 1.800.232.0233 (TTY 888.720.7489)
  • Textyour ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) for English
  • VACUNA (822862) for Spanish

Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) 888-677-1199 is a toll free national hotline that connects callers with information on accessing the COVID-19 vaccine and related supports for people with disabilities.

Retail Pharmacy Program is a federal program that is doubling the amount of pharmacies receiving the vaccine. Visit CDC’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Program website [click.icptrack.com] to find out which pharmacies are participating.

Transportation Assistance through Lyft and Uber.

  • Lyft is providing ride codes specifically for older adults for up to $25 (each way) to their vaccine appointment. Older adults can use SENIORVAX1 when scheduling a ride for their first dose and SENIORVAX2 when scheduling a ride for their second dose.
  • Uber is offering up to $25 for rides (each way) to vaccination sites. Visit https://www.uber.com/us/en/coronavirus/ [click.icptrack.com] to learn more about scheduling a ride to a vaccination site.

For a full list of tools and resources to help you or someone you know sign up to receive a vaccine visit Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine Information [click.icptrack.com]