Texas Children’s Hospital is partnering with the city of Houston to administer COVID-19 vaccines Dec. 17. The vaccination event was announced at a Dec. 13 press conference between Texas Children’s Hospital and the city of Houston.
Taking place just after the one-year anniversary of vaccines becoming available Dec. 14, there will be 5,000 vaccines administered to people age 5 and up, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. First and second doses as well as booster shots will be available.
It will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center from noon-8 p.m. Vaccines are available through appointments online but they will also be accepting walk-ups. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will be offering free rides to the convention center.
Free parking will also be available for those who drive to the center, and any children who receive the vaccine will get a coloring book and toy for their participation, Turner said.
Houston City Council Member Abbie Kamin also encouraged pregnant women to receive the vaccine with recommendation from their doctors.
“We are just so excited about this initiative,” Turner said. “We are proud to partner with the doctors, nurses and staff to encourage people to get vaccinated.”