HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department opened 1,000 new COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots on Wednesday afternoon. The appointments are for first doses only on February 25, 2021 at Bayou City Event Center.
People who fall under Phase 1A or 1B of the state’s criteria can visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 (or this direct link: bit.ly/HHDvax022521) to self-register. The appointment portal will close when the slots are full.
Appointments are only confirmed upon receipt of an email or text message and confirmation numbers will be verified on-site. People who show up without confirmed appointments will be turned away.
The new appointments are possible because of a delayed shipment of 9,000 additional first doses received by the health department on Tuesday. The department also opened 1,000 new first dose appointments on Tuesday night and the slots filled in approximately six minutes. The remainder of the allotment will be used for the department’s waitlist.
People can learn about new appointment opportunities through email, text message, voice call, or mobile app push notification by registering for the HoustonRecovers subscription of AlertHouston at AlertHouston.org.
The new appointments are separate from the department’s waitlist for the FEMA-supported NRG Park vaccination site, which remains open to people 65 and older and people 60 and older with chronic health conditions. People can register for the waitlist at HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or by calling 832-393-4301.
(Houston Health Department)