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Here’s how to register for the coronavirus vaccine in the Houston area when appointments are available

HOUSTON – As more doses of the coronavirus vaccine arrive in the Houston area, officials are ramping up the process of administering those shots.

Vaccines are only available to people who are eligible under phases 1A and 1B of the state’s distribution plan. Click here for more information about who is included in those phases.

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No matter where you live or which group you are in, officials are urging people to practice patience. The demand for the vaccine is outpacing the available supply, and appointments are also quickly filling up. More appointments will become available as supply increases, officials said.

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, here’s the information provided by government officials about how to register to receive it. Eligible people can also contact their health care provider directly for information about how to receive the vaccine.

This page will be updated as more registration information is received from officials.

Houston

Updated: Jan. 15, 2021

The Houston Health Department has launched an online registration portal and phone line where people can register for appointments when they are available. Demand has been high and long hold times have been reported for the phone line.

Health officials said that Minute Maid Park will serve as a vaccine megasite on Jan. 16. They opened 2,600 appointment slots on Jan. 15, and all of those slots were filled in about a half-hour. You can get more information here.

The phone line and link listed below will only contain appointment information when new slots are available.

Online: houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines

Phone: 832-393-4220 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Harris County

Updated: Jan. 16, 2020

The state has designated several vaccine hubs in Harris County, but there have been no announcements regarding the administration of those doses. You can get more information about the hubs here.

Fort Bend County

Updated: Jan. 19, 2021

Fort Bend Health and Human Services has launched an online registration portal where people can register for appointments when they receive shipments of the vaccine. All appointments have been filled at this time. You can find more information at fbchealth.org.

Officials said people who were part of the initial preregistration process will be first in line when more doses are received.

The registration process will be reopened when new doses of the vaccine are received, but people will be signing up for future appointments and not for the supply of vaccines expected to arrive this week.

Anyone with questions about the vaccine or the registration process can call 832-471-1373.

Galveston County

Updated: Jan. 19, 2021

All appointment slots have been filled. Officials said people who are eligible to receive the vaccine under the current phases could make an appointment online or by phone. By 3:50 p.m. officials said all appointments had been filled. More appointment slots will be made available as more doses of the vaccine arrive in the county, officials said.

You can get more information at gchd.org.

Montgomery County

Updated: Jan. 19, 2021

Officials said they do plan to vaccinate some members of the general public when the vaccine is made available to the county. Information about how to make an appointment will be posted at mcphd-tx.org when the doses are available.

On Jan. 19, officials opened appointments to the county’s first coronavirus vaccine clinic at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Conroe. All appointments were full within minutes of the announcement. More information can be found here.

Brazoria County

Updated: Jan. 19, 2021

Brazoria County officials have opened coronavirus vaccine appointments.

Officials said people who are eligible to receive the vaccine under the current phases can make an appointment online by clicking here.

Eligible people can also call one of two health clinics to make an appointment: the Lake Jackson Clinic at 979-265-4446 or the Pearland Clinic at 281-485-5344.

Appointments are required to receive the vaccine. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Residents should follow the latest updates at brazoriacountytx.gov.

Washington County

Updated: Jan. 17, 2021

Officials say they expect to open vaccine appointments this week. The phone number listed below is scheduled to open on Jan. 18.

Phone: 800-845-8035

State map of providers

The Texas Department of State Health Services has created a map of health care providers that have been provided doses of the vaccine. You can click here to view it. Officials said patients should contact the provider directly to determine the availability of the vaccine. This map is maintained by DSHS.


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