When Governor Abbott announced that Texas would open up vaccine registration to all adults on March 29th, some have found the wait to be a bit longer than they would like.

It's understandable as some are trying to plan for summer travel (for work or play) and are trying to get the vaccine with enough time to get past any symptoms that may come with shot number 1 or two. Nothing like getting the vaccine days before vacation and then spending the whole time feeling under the weather or in quarantine. It's not the easiest thing in the world to plan for.

Consider checking out the Texas Public Health Vaccine scheduler which is now available online. You can use the scheduler to search through 8 public health regions in Texas that cover 200 counties. This should make it a whole lot easier to find the vaccine you want in some instances or to speed up your wait time if you are willing to travel a little bit. Texans create a user profile, answer a few basic questions, and within 24 hours you will be contacted about receiving the vaccine at a facility in your area.

You can also access the vaccine scheduler via telephone. That number is 1-833-832-7067. The hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Friday.

Since there are some health departments in Texas running their own registration system you might consider registering in both places. This will only increase your chances of being able to schedule and accept a proposed appointment for the vaccine if you wish to get one.

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