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APH COVID testing, vaccine site to be offline for upgrades Tuesday night

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APH COVID testing, vaccine site to be offline for upgrades Tuesday night

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Public Health is making upgrades to its COVID-19 testing and vaccine registration site Tuesday night, so there will be intermittent outages to the site starting at 7 p.m.

APH said the minor inconvenience now will be worth it once updates are complete. People won’t be able to log in to schedule and test or register for a vaccine during the outage, but once it’s done, the agency said there will be a “new user-friendly design and interface in place.”

The upgrades will also allow people to log in and and update their account if they received a vaccine from another provider, removing them from the APH waitlist and bumping up those who remain on the list.

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The new site will also be integrated with the state’s immunization registry, ImmTrac2. By doing so, the system can automatically cancel appointments if someone schedules a first dose appointment through APH and ImmTrac2 data shows that they’ve already received a first dose through a different provider.

Additional vaccine providers can be found using the VaccineFinder website[2].

As far as COVID-19 testing goes, walk-up tests are available at the Ana Lark Center on the following days and times:

  • 2-7 p.m., Tuesday and Friday
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

People can also get tested at the Southeast Branch Library on these days and times:

  • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Saturday
  • 3-7 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday
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Billy Gates

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APH COVID testing, vaccine site to be offline for upgrades Tuesday night
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