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We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.govMarch 19, 2021

Take Your Best Shot

If you fall into one of the categories below, you can join HHD’s waitlist to “Take Your Best Shot” against COVID-19:

  • 50 and older,
  • School and childcare workers,
  • 16 and older with chronic health conditions,
  • Frontline healthcare workers.

Registration is also available by phone by calling:

  • Area Agency on Aging: 832-393-4301
  • Aging & Disability Resource Center: 832-393-5500
  • COVID-19 Call Center: 832-393-4220

Learn more at HoustonEmergency.org/covid19.

Let’s talk vaccine

What’s real and what’s not when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine? Join the conversation on March 20 at 6 p.m. and March 21 at 12 p.m in Mandarin-Chinese on Station 15.2 NTDTV. Tune in and get the facts.

Houston teachers get the facts

Houston ISD teachers were invited to hear the real deal about COVID-19 vaccines from local health experts like City of Houston Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Persse and Kirsten Short, Chief of Epidemiology for the Houston Health Department. Watch the townhall.

COVID-19 variant takes hold

The U.K. variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 was detected at most City of Houston wastewater treatment plants suggesting uncontrolled spread. Read more.

Free Wi-Fi Access at Multi-Service Centers

The Wi-Fi hotspot sites are the result of a partnership between the City of Houston and Comcast to provide FREE internet connectivity in Houston Health Department Multi-Service Centers (“MSC”) and Houston Park Community Centers for the next three years. Learn more.

Share our services

We offer dental services at our health centers and Magnolia multi-service center.

  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • New patients welcome!
  • Adults and children
  • Preventative and restorative services
  • Experienced, caring, bilingual staff

Learn more. or call: 832-393-5427

Date tu Mejor Ventaja |

¿Me contagiaré el COVID-19 si me aplico la vacuna?

Dr. Zaida Loez, Epidemiologist, Houston Health Department, talks about COVID-19 vaccine safety. This is part of Take Your Best Shot, a multilingual public health education campaign empowering Houstonians with the knowledge and skills to protect their families and communities from COVID-19. Learn more: https://houstonemergency.org/covid19

Vial with swab inside.

Free + Fast + Safe COVID-19 testing

Getting tested for COVID-19 empowers you to protect your family. Houston Health Department-affiliated  testing sites are FREE, waits are minimal, results average 2-4 days, and safety is top priority.
Visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 to find a nearby site.

Share your COVID-19 experience 

The COVID-19 Registry is a research study that provides real-time information to health departments on the spread of COVID-19, who is being affected, and how.  Take the Survey

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