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Houston Health Department opens additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Feb. 26

UPDATE – The new slots filled in approximately six minutes. Learn about new appointment opportunities through email, text message, voice call, or mobile app push notification by registering for the HoustonRecovers subscription of AlertHouston at AlertHouston.org

Houston Health Department opens 1,000 new COVID-19 vaccination appointments for February 25

HOUSTON -  The Houston Health Department opened 1,000 new COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots on Wednesday afternoon. The appointments are for first doses only on February 25, 2021 at Bayou City Event Center. People who fall under Phase...

Houston Health Department opens 1,000 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Feb. 24

UPDATE - The new slots filled in approximately six minutes. Learn about new appointment opportunities through email, text message, voice call, or mobile app push notification by registering for the HoustonRecovers subscription of AlertHouston at AlertHouston.org.

Harris County tenants can apply for $159M in COVID rent relief starting Thursday

HARRIS COUNTY – Tenants who have missed rent or utility bills due to financial hardship stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic can start applying for relief from the city and county on Thursday (Feb. 25).

Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health partnering to serve most vulnerable and underserved at NRG mass vaccination site

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department and Harris County Public Health are collaborating to ensure the FEMA-supported COVID-19 mass vaccination site opening this week at NRG Park prioritizes the area’s most vulnerable populations and underserved communities. The site will...

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Establish Houston-Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund

HOUSTON - Recognizing the dire hardships created by the extreme winter weather, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo have established the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund to help our region’s most vulnerable...

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of Feb. 22

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of February 22, 2021. Nineteen FREE+FAST+SAFE testing sites across Houston are on the schedule...

Houston Health Department to resume COVID-19 vaccinations following winter storm

HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department will resume COVID-19 vaccinations this weekend with 4,784-second dose appointments on Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21. People who received their first dose from the department during the week...

Biden blasts Trump’s handling of vaccine, urges patience

U.S. President Joe Biden criticized the coronavirus vaccination program he inherited from his predecessor, Donald Trump, on Thursday (February 11) and urged Americans to have patience as he fixes it. "We're not going to...

Mayor Turner thanks the White House for announcing plans to open NRG Vaccination Site

HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner released the following statement after President Biden's administration announced that FEMA will open a vaccination site at NRG Park. "On behalf of all Houstonians, I thank the White House...

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