Vaccine distribution starts in Fort Bend County and more top Houston-area news

“Hope is on the horizon,” Fort Bend County Judge KP George said at a press conference Jan. 4. “The vaccine is here.”
“Hope is on the horizon,” Fort Bend County Judge KP George said at a press conference Jan. 4. “The vaccine is here.”

“Hope is on the horizon,” Fort Bend County Judge KP George said at a press conference Jan. 4. “The vaccine is here.”

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

Fort Bend County

Coronavirus vaccine distribution begins in Fort Bend County

The local distribution of the coronavirus vaccine began last month, with Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land being the first to receive a Pfizer vaccine shipment in the area. Additional hospitals and local pharmacies received shipments from both Pfizer and Moderna the following week.

Conroe-Montgomery



Conroe's Lone Star Family Health Center designated as COVID-19 vaccination hub, receives 2,000 doses

Conroe's Lone Star Family Health Center was designated as Montgomery County's first COVID-19 vaccine hub provider the week of Jan. 17.

Statewide

EXPLAINED: When, where and how Texans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about where, when and how they can get inoculated.

DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Just over a month after the first COVID-19 vaccines became available in Texas, the state became the first in the nation to administer over 1 million doses. That figure means that just over 9% of the estimated Phase 1 population has received at least one dose, according to state health data.

Cy-Fair

Krab Kingz opens Cypress storefront

Officials with Krab Kingz confirmed the new storefront entered a soft opening phase Jan. 14 at 12640 Telge Road, Ste. D, Cypress. The business previously operated from a food truck on the same site while the restaurant was under construction.

Laura Aebi, Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker, Danica Lloyd and Matt Dulin contributed to this report.



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