Houston Health Department vaccine sites extend hours, accept walk-ins

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All eight of the Houston Health Department’s vaccination sites are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine without appointments. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

All eight of the Houston Health Department’s vaccination sites are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine without appointments. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

All eight of the Houston Health Department’s vaccination sites are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine without appointments.

Although appointments are still preferred, each site began allowing walk-ins April 26, the health department reported. Four of the vaccine sites also began operating under extended hours.

“Expanding the existing walk-in policy to all Houston Health Department sites and extending hours of operation will help ensure people have access to the lifesaving vaccines,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a news release. “Getting vaccinated is key to helping our lives get back to normal.”

Similarly, the mass vaccination site at NRG Stadium, which is run by the Harris County Public Health, began accepting walk-ins April 19. It shifted operating hours to noon to 9 p.m. beginning April 21.

As of April 26, over 2.7 million vaccinations have been administered in Harris County including the city of Houston. Overall, 32% of the county’s 1.1 million residents over the age of 16 were fully vaccinated, according to date from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.


Below are the new hours for the Houston Health Department’s vaccine sites.

Health centers

Hours:

Mondays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Locations:

Northside Health Center, 8504 Schuller Road, Houston

Sharpstown Health Services, 6201 Bonhomme Road, Houston

La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Center, 1809 North Main Street, Houston (also open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Multi-service centers

Hours:

Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Locations:

Sunnyside Health Center, 4605 Wilmington Street, Houston

Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Drive, Houston

Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 9314 Cullen Blvd., Houston

Magnolia Multi-Service Center, 7037 Capitol Street, Houston

Mass vaccination sites

Hours: Weekday schedule varies and is posted at www.houstonemergency.ord/covid19

Saturdays, Delmar Stadium, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rodeo Reed Parking Lot, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Locations:

Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Road, Houston

Rodeo Reed Parking Lot, 2098 Reed Road, Houston

All Houston Health Department vaccination sites offer the Moderna vaccine which is available to all adults ages 18 and older.

Appointments are available by phone at 832-393-4220 or 832-393-4301 and online at www.houstonemergency.org/covid19
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.