Texas designates more coronavirus vaccine hubs in Houston area

More coronavirus vaccine hubs have been designated in the Houston area.
More coronavirus vaccine hubs have been designated in the Houston area.

HOUSTON – More coronavirus vaccine hubs have been designated in the Houston area.

According to officials at the Department of State Health Services, more than 333,000 first doses of the vaccine are expected to be delivered next week to 260 providers across Texas. Texas is also ordering 500,000 second doses, officials said.

Among those providers are 79 hubs that are aimed at large-scale vaccination efforts.

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Previously, the state named three hubs in the Houston area. Health officials released a list Saturday showing several more hubs had been established in the Houston area.

This will be the first vaccine hubs that have been named in several Houston-area counties, and officials are making plans for how to administer the doses they’re getting.

“We are planning to open at least four locations as soon as these vaccines become available,” said Fort Bend County Judge KP George. “If you live in Fort Bend County, please be patient. We are doing everything possible. As soon as we get it, we will get the information out.”

Officials in both Galveston and Washington counties outlined their plans, as well. You can read more about Galveston County’s plan here and more about Washington County’s plan here.

You can see a list of where doses are headed next week by clicking here.

List of Houston-area hubs

Chambers County

  • Chambers County Health Department, Anahuac

Fort Bend County

  • LHD Fort Bend County Health Department, Rosenberg

Galveston County

  • University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital, Galveston
  • LHD Galveston County Health District, Texas City

Harris County

  • CHI St. Luke’s Health, Houston
  • Harris County Public Health, Houston
  • Houston Health Department, Houston
  • Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Houston
  • School of Nursing, Houston

Liberty County

  • Emergency Hospital Systems, Cleveland

Montgomery County

  • Lone Star Family Health Center, Conroe

Washington County

  • Washington County EMS, Brenham

Please note that just because a place has been designated a vaccine hub does not mean that is where the vaccine is being administered. Leaders in each county are responsible for developing plans to administer the vaccines.

Follow all of the latest vaccine news at Click2Houston.com/vaccine.

About the Authors:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.