The clinic is predicted to vaccinate 6,000 individuals every day for seven days every week for the subsequent three weeks.
HOUSTON — Houston and Harris County are set to open a mass vaccination web site Tuesday at NRG Park with the assistance of FEMA.
The web site is predicted to vaccinate 6,000 individuals every day for seven days every week for the subsequent three weeks. They will then transition to second doses for 3 extra weeks.
FEMA will incur 100% of the prices of personnel and gear.
“This web site marks the most important effort thus far to get our neighborhood vaccinated,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo mentioned.
Both the town and county’s well being departments mentioned they’re prioritizing vaccinating residents in high-risk ZIP codes, together with older individuals and people with severe well being situations.
“By specializing in these high-risk zip codes, we will obtain that fairness,” Mayor Sylvester Turner mentioned.
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The high-risk ZIP codes are:
If you do not reside in any certainly one of these ZIP codes, you might be nonetheless eligible to get vaccinated in the event you fall into one of many following classes:
People age 65 and older who dwell in high-risk zip codesPeople age 65 years and olderPeople age 60-64 with underlying medical situations who dwell in high-risk zip codesPeople age 60-64 with underlying medical situations
The Houston Health Department’s on-line registration for the NRG web site opens Tuesday. YOU CAN REGISTER HERE.
Harris County Public Health continues to be accepting purposes for its waitlist. YOU CAN REGISTER HERE.’
You may also name (832) 927-8787 or (832) 393-4301) to be added to these waitlists.
Those who’re already on the well being division’s waitlist shall be contacted to schedule an appointment on the web site.
Major vaccine information in #Htown. Judge @LinaHidalgoTX pronounces opening of latest @fema #COVID19 vaccination web site. Fully opens Wed. @nrgpark . – Open from 8am to 6pm 7 days every week. – 6,000 vaccinations/dayAppt. required. Sign up for waitlists: https://t.co/8FvI6ibMQg#khou11 pic.twitter.com/sVlust1PdQ— Marcelino Benito (@MarcelinoKHOU) February 23, 2021
Currently, there are greater than 70,000 individuals on the City of Houston’s waitlist and greater than 328,000 on Harris County’s waitlist.
The web site is appointment-only and other people with appointments ought to arrive no prior to half-hour earlier than their scheduled slot. People with out appointments shall be turned away.
The FEMA web site shall be open from 8 a.m to six p.m. daily beginning Wednesday.
Those who’re 65 and older and other people age 60 and older with power well being situations can nonetheless register for an appointment by way of the Houston Health Department’s Area Agency Aging at 832-393-4301. Leave a voicemail along with your title and telephone quantity and your name shall be returned.