HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner held a news conference Friday where he discussed a coronavirus vaccine and distribution event at the Church Without Walls on Eldridge Parkway.
The church is working in partnership with Walgreens to help get community members vaccinated.
“Walgreens continues to be a valuable partner with the Houston Health Department in making vaccine available directly in vulnerable communities,” according to a news release from the Mayor’s office. “The clinic is part of Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative to accelerate equitable access for underserved communities. Walgreens has hosted more than 350 vaccine equity clinics across the country to date... More than 100 vaccine equity clinics are scheduled within the next two weeks.”
During the news conference, Turner urged people to get vaccinated and said that the vaccines are safe and people should feel comfortable getting vaccinated.
Watch the full news conference below: