Mayor Turner, Houston-area school districts push to get families, children ages 12 and above vaccinated before going back to school

See the list of campuses that are participating in the ‘Super Saturday Vaccination Day’ initiative

City holds Super Saturday Vaccination Day
City holds Super Saturday Vaccination Day

HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and representatives from the Houston Health Department and several education leaders from different Houston-area school districts announced the “Super Saturday Vaccination Day” initiative Wednesday.

The initiative is a collaboration between the City of Houston, the Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health and several Houston-area school districts to get families and children ages 12 and above vaccinated before going back to school.

“Fourteen HISD campuses will take part in the mayor’s Super Saturday Vaccination Day initiative this month,” said Houston Independent School District Superintendent Millard House. “Increasing vaccination rates among our communities will help ease the worries of our families as their children return to school. For some of them, it will be the first time inside a school building in 18 months. Rest assured, HISD is planning for a safe return. We are doing everything we can to protect our students and staff, but we need your help. The best way you can do that is by getting vaccinated.”

“Super Saturday Vaccination Days” will start on Saturday, August 7, and will take place every Saturday in August in different school campuses throughout the Houston region.

Here is a list of campuses participating in the effort:

Saturday, August 7

  • AAMA Sanchez Charter School, 6001 Gulf Fwy., 77023 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Alief Center for Talent Development, 14411 Westheimer Rd., 77082 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Bush Elementary, 9730 Stroud Dr., 77036 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Crosby High School, 333 Red Summit Dr,, 77532 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Deady Middle School, 2500 Broadway St., 77012 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Dogan Elementary, 4202 Liberty Rd., 77026 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Kashmere High School, 6900 Wileyvale Rd., 77028 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Ln., 77494 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • M.O. Campbell Education Building, 1865 Aldine Bender, 77032 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • North Shore Senior High School, 353 Castlegory Dr., 77049 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Saturday, August 14

  • Audrey Lawson Middle School, 14000 Stancliff St., 77045 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Genoa Elementary, 12900 Almeda Genoa Rd., 77034 TBD
  • Hollibrook Elementary, 3602 Hollister Rd., 77080 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Huffman Elementary, 24403 E Lake Houston Pkwy., 77336 TBD
  • Meadow Wood Elementary, 14230 Memorial Dr., 77079 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Pine Shadows Elementary, 9900 Neuens Rd., 77080 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • ProVision Academy, 4590 Wilmington, 77051 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Spring Branch Elementary, 1700 Campbell Rd., 77080 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Stevenson Middle School, 9595 Winkler Dr., 77017 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Worthing High School, 9215 Scott St., 77051 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, August 21

  • Energized For Excellence Academy, 6201 Bissonet St., 77081 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Yates High School, 3650 Alabama St., 77004 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Washington High School, 4204 Yale St., 77018 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Worthing High School, 9215 Scott St., 77051 10 a.m.-1p.m.
  • Bruce Elementary School, 510 Jensen Dr., 77020 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Clay St., 77002 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Hollibrook Elementary, 3602 Hollister Rd., 77080 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Pine Shadows Elementary, 9900 Neuens Rd., 77080 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Spring Branch Elementary, 1700 Campbell Rd., 77080 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Meadow Wood Elementary, 14230 Memorial Dr., 77079 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, August 28

  • Edison Middle School, 6901 Avenue I, 77011 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • The Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Rd., 77433 TBD

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