Covid-19 Vaccine Information
We are all thankful that Covid-19 vaccines are slowly being made available to the public and are eager to see as many people vaccinated as possible as quickly as possible. In the long run, this will reduce deaths, but now is not a time for complacency. Please be sure to take extra caution whenever you are in a public place, wear your mask and avoid close contact with others. Do this to protect yourself and to protect others.
Below is information from the Houston Chronicle about how Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed and what you need to do to obtain your vaccine when you are eligible to get it:
Beginning in January, Texas established large vaccination sites or hubs around the state. The goal of these hubs is to provide more people the vaccine and a simpler way to sign up for an appointment. Providers will focus on vaccinating areas and populations hardest hit by COVID‑19.
Phase 1A and 1B individuals are eligible to receive a vaccine at these hubs, regardless of where they reside.
- Phase 1A: Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities
- Phase 1B: People over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19
Supply is Limited.Be Patient. Check with a Vaccine Hub Near You.
Below is a list of vaccine hub providers in our area. Check for appointment availability through the hub’s registration website or by calling if a website isn’t available.
- Do not show up at a vaccine hub without first signing up or checking the provider’s instructions for scheduling.
- Each hub’s registration process is different, so look carefully at the hub’s registration site for details.
- Depending on the provider, you may be placed on a waiting list and/or may be contacted (phone, email, or text) when vaccines become available.
- Vaccine supply is still limited, and even hub providers may already have long waiting lists or may be no longer accepting appointments for the week.
Another Option: Check with a Community Vaccine Provider.
Local vaccine providers, like pharmacies, may have vaccine available. Use the Texas COVID 19 Vaccine Availability map to find a provider near you with vaccine available. Check the provider’s website for how to best sign up for a vaccine. Call only if the provider’s website doesn’t answer your question.
Vaccine Hub Providers:
CHI St. Luke’s Health, 832-844-6352, https://www.stlukeshealth.org/covid
Harris County Public Health, https://vacstrac.hctx.net
Houston Health Department, https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/
Houston Methodist Hospital, 346-356-3444, https://www.houstonmethodist.org/coronavirus/vaccine-updates/
Memorial Herman Memorial City Medical Center, 833-772-2864, https://memorialhermann.org/covid19vac
UT-Health Houston, https://www.uth.edu/
Galveston County Health District, 409-227-8934, www.gchd.org
University Of Texas Medical Branch Hospital 800-917-8906, https://www.utmb.edu/covid-19/vaccine/patient-info
FORT BEND COUNTY
Fort Bend County Health Department, 832-471-1373, https://fort-bend-covid-19-response-fbc-hhs.hub.arcgis.com/