NEW: Clear Creek ISD, Harris County Public Health to use Challenger Columbia Stadium parking lot as vaccine hub

There are a total of nine existing vaccine hub sites across Harris County and Galveston County. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
There are a total of nine existing vaccine hub sites across Harris County and Galveston County. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)

There are a total of nine existing vaccine hub sites across Harris County and Galveston County. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)

Editor's note: This story was updated at 6:55 p.m. Jan. 26 with a specific timeline for the operation of the site.

The parking lot of Clear Creek ISD's Challenger Columbia Stadium will be turned into a COVID-19 vaccination site during the week of Jan. 25, according to district leaders.

The stadium parking lot will be one of eight rotating vaccination sites set up by Harris County Public Health, Superintendent Eric Williams said during a Jan. 25 board of trustees meeting. The hub opens Jan. 27 and will be operational through Jan. 30. County officials will return in 28 days to provide recipients with their second vaccine dose, Williams said.

Appointments can be made online once the health department opens registration.

Vaccines will be administered to those who qualify under Phases 1A and 1B of the state of Texas' vaccination plan, CCISD Chief Communications Officer Elaina Polsen said in a Jan. 22 email; this includes individuals over age 65 and those considered high-risk based on preexisting conditions.


The health department is one of six vaccine hub providers in Harris County. There are two in Galveston County, with a third potentially opening at Walter Hall Park.
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.