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Update: Distribution changes for free COVID-19 home test kits; vaccine clinic this Friday

January 25, 2022, 6:30 p.m. CST

Dear students, faculty and staff:

Given the reduced demand over the past week for free COVID-19 at-home test kits, Texas A&M is scaling down its distribution sites to two starting Wednesday: The Wehner Building and A.P. Beutel Student Health Center's pharmacy.

Test kit distribution sites and schedule:

  • Wehner Building on West Campus: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • A.P. Beutel: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy is located near the front doors to the clinic.

Both are open Monday through Friday until supplies last.

For the home tests, you must visit the request site, select College Station, then use your NetID to log on and fill out the form. A receipt number will be emailed to your Texas A&M account; show that number when picking up the test kit. Individuals may pick up one kit each week.

Note about distribution: Texas A&M received thousands of kits from the Texas Department of Emergency Management. One of the products is BinaxNOW, and the other FDA-approved testing product is called INDICAID. The INDICAID product comes 25 tests per box, so to distribute individually, we are carefully placing the supplies needed for an individual test in a clear zip-lock bag, along with instructions for use. While the process for taking this test is like other at home tests, please be sure to follow directions closely.

Other free tests: Texas A&M continues to offer free PCR tests through Curative at multiple kiosks stationed across campus.

Free Vaccine Pop-up Clinics:

Meanwhile, Texas A&M Health Maroon Line Clinic is planning three more COVID-19 vaccine clinics from 12 to 4 p.m. in the exhibit hall at Rudder Theater Complex. No scheduling is required and there is no cost. Organizers are urging people to be in line no later than 3 p.m. to ensure receiving a vaccine. Following are the dates over the next three weeks:

  • Friday, Jan. 28
  • Thursday, Feb. 3
  • Friday, Feb. 11 

Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available for first, second and third doses, as well as boosters. A full third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is given to immunocompromised patients. Shots will be given only to those age 12 and older.

Please bring your prior vaccine card (or, at minimum, a picture of it) for confirmation of prior vaccine timing, as well as which shot was administered. The card will be updated with Friday's vaccine.

Other Vaccine Sites in Aggieland:

  • Check here for on-campus vaccine locations and here for off-campus sites, including CVS, Walgreens and other stores. If you're not certain about when you should get the booster, the CDC explains it here.
  • Texas A&M Health Family Care clinic off 29th Street in Bryan is offering vaccines by appointment each Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Insurance is accepted but not required. Call 979-776-8440 to schedule a vaccine appointment.

Texas A&M outlines its isolation and quarantine protocols on its COVID-19 guidance page. Please check for regular updates.

Greg Hartman
Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President
Texas A&M University