Updated COVID Vaccine Information
Houston is administering its limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines to those who fall under 1A or 1B according to the guidelines by the State of Texas. The City’s first drive through vaccine location is in District A at Delmar Stadium! You need an appointment at this location. Here are some frequently asked questions that we received in the District A Office:
How can I find out when more appointments open up?
- Sign up for AlertHouston at https://houstonemergency.org/alerts/
- Sign up for CitizensNet emails. Make sure that you select “Health” as one of the emails you would like to receive.
- Follow the Health Department on Twitter and Facebook.
- If you follow on Twitter, make sure you click on the notification icon so that you can see the tweets immediately as more information is sent.
When should I get my second dose of the Moderna vaccine (currently given by the City)?
The second dose recommended 28 days after the first dose. Updated guidance from CDC says it should be administered as close as possible to the recommended interval but can be scheduled up to 42 days after the first dose.
Do I need to call or go online to schedule an appointment for my second dose?
No. If you received a COVID-19 vaccine from the Houston Health Department, they will contact you to provide information about where to schedule your second dose within the appropriate timeframe. Please check voicemails, text messages and emails frequently for information. The Health Department’s number on the caller ID might say “unavailable” or be a series of zeros.
If you don’t hear from the department within 48 hours before the second dose is recommended, please contact the COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220.
If your contact information has changed, please alert the call center.
Do I have to get a second vaccine?
Do I have to live in Houston to get vaccinated by the Houston Health Department?
No. The Houston Health Department does not deny COVID-19 services based on residency.
Why are more vaccines not being given out?
The City of Houston Health Department is administering the vaccine as quickly as it is being received. This program is administered by the State of Texas, but they are also limited in the number of vaccines they are given to distribute throughout the state.
Are there other places I can get a vaccine?
Yes, but supplies are limited everywhere. Visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Location Map. Make sure that you call ahead to see if the supply is available. As vaccine availability increases and more people become eligible, people will be able to get vaccinated at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, hospitals and other “usual” sites.
Where can I get more information?
Visit https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/ for more information. Please contact your doctor with additional questions.