3,000 vaccine appointments opened by Houston Health Department filled

The Houston Health Department is opening 3,000 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for April 1-3, 2021.

HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department opened 3,000 coronavirus vaccine appointments this week and all of those appointments were filled as of Wednesday morning.

The appointments were for the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at the Reed Road Parking Lot (2098 Reed Rd.), the department’s new drive-thru site with Curative.

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Appointments are only confirmed upon receipt of an email or text message and confirmation numbers/QR codes will be verified onsite. People who show up without confirmed appointments will be turned away.

Appointments are based on vaccine availability, and current appointments may be adjusted based on the department’s allotment.

Initially, 2,000 slots were opened Tuesday afternoon for appointments on Thursday and Friday. Another 1,000 slots were opened Wednesday for Saturday appointments.


This story has been updated to clarify that a total of 3,000 appointments were opened by the Houston Health Department, including 1,000 that were opened Wednesday.

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