Montgomery County plans vaccine distribution; FDA warns of false negatives and more top Houston-area news

Officials expect demand for the vaccine will be huge once it opens to the general public. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Officials expect demand for the vaccine will be huge once it opens to the general public. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Officials expect demand for the vaccine will be huge once it opens to the general public. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read the most popular stories from the past week from the Houston area.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s mass vaccine distribution plan includes 5 major drive-thru sites

Montgomery County has developed a preliminary plan for mass vaccination distribution for the general public that could potentially vaccinate up to 5,000 individuals per day once supply becomes available.

Hundreds more COVID-19 vaccine doses sent to Montgomery County providers in fifth week of distribution



Montgomery County providers were set to receive their smallest allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses yet the week of Jan. 11, as weekly distribution efforts continue to send tens of thousands of vaccine doses to more than two dozen vaccination hubs throughout the state.

Bay Area

League City ends agreement with Big League Dreams; fields closed until further notice

In a city already struggling to meet the demand for sports fields on which young athletes can practice and compete, the League City location of Big League Dreams is closed until further notice.

The Woodlands

FDA alerts patients regarding possible false negatives from COVID-19 tests offered at Curative sites, including in Texas

A safety communication released Jan. 4 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerts patients and health care providers to the risk of possible false results, particularly negative results, from Curative tests for SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Cy-Fair

The Original New York & Chicago Pizza Co. rebrands as new Mexican restaurant in Cypress

Officials with The Original New York & Chicago Pizza Co. announced Jan. 2 a new venture at 27200 Hwy. 290, Ste. 160, Cypress. Rio Lindo Mexican Grill is now open, serving fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, nachos and other Tex-Mex dishes.

Eva Vigh, Jake Magee, Ben Thompson, Vanessa Holt and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.


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