HOUSTON – Memorial Hermann officials said the additional 2,000 appointment slots they opened Friday for the hospital system’s vaccine clinic this weekend at NRG Park were filled in a little more than an hour.
The slots were available to people who are 65 or older, and all of them were filled by 7:10 p.m.
Officials said about 6,300 of the 13,000 people they hoped to be able to vaccinate during the clinic have gotten their shots as of 5 p.m. Thursday.
The clinic is only open to people who have a registered appointment.
Memorial Hermann Hospital started vaccinating thousands of people in the area’s first drive-thru mass vaccination clinic at NRG Park on Thursday.
“I’m so ready. I’m so ready. I’m not nervous at all,” said Kathie Joslin.
Joslin from New Caney got an invitation last week and scheduled her vaccination for 9 a.m. Thursday.