Harris County launches new coronavirus vaccine appointment system

HOUSTON – Harris County is moving away from a vaccine waitlist to an appointment-making system.

Officials at Harris County Public Health said that supply of the coronavirus vaccine is starting to meet demand, which means they can start letting people make their own appointments.

The new system will let people chose a date, time and location to receive their shot. People can go to or call 832-927-8787 to schedule an appointment.

“We’re taking a major step,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

Officials said people who are 80 and older will be prioritized, which complies with directions from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

There are 55,000 appointments available in Harris County next week, officials said.

Watch a replay of Hidalgo’s news conference in the video below.

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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.