Hosted by the city of Houston in tandem with Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health and Houston-area districts, the event is meant to provide students and families with an opportunity to receive a free coronavirus vaccination prior to the 2021-22 school year without having to make an appointment. Schools across Houston, Spring Branch and Huffman are participating as well as the charter school ProVision Academy.
The new school year begins Aug. 23 for Houston ISD students.
On Aug. 14, the following schools will be participating in the vaccine drive:
- Lawson Middle School, 14000 Stancliff St., Houston (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
- Hollibrook Elementary School, 3602 Hollister Road, Houston (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Huffman Elementary School, 24403 E. Lake Houston Parkway, Huffman (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Jane Long Academy, 6501 Bellaire Blvd., Houston (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Meadow Wood Elementary School, 14230 Memorial Drive, Houston (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Pine Shadows Elementary School, 9900 Neuens Road, Houston (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- ProVision Academy, 4590 Wilmington St., Houston (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
- Spring Branch Elementary School, 1700 Campbell Road, Houston (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Stevenson Middle School, 9595 Winkler Drive, Houston (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Worthing High School, 9215 Scott St., Houston (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Mayor Sylvester Turner will also host the city's annual Back To School Fest on Aug. 14 at NRG Park. In addition to vaccines, the city will also provide 25,000 backpacks with school supplies at the event along with face masks and boxes of food with produce, dry goods and frozen protein provided by the Houston Food Bank.
Future Super Saturday vaccine drives will take place Aug. 21 and Aug. 28. More information on participating schools can be found here.