New COVID-19 vaccination site opens in Fort Bend County

The Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land has been converted from a COVID-19 testing facility to a drive-thru vaccination site. (Community Impact Newspaper)
The Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land has been converted from a COVID-19 testing facility to a drive-thru vaccination site. (Community Impact Newspaper)

The Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land has been converted from a COVID-19 testing facility to a drive-thru vaccination site. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend County has partnered with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital to open a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at the Smart Financial Centre, according to a Missouri City press release.

The Smart Financial Centre previously was being used as a COVID-19 testing site.

Residents must have an appointment to get a vaccine at the site. Walk-ins are not allowed.

The county reopened its vaccine registration portal Feb. 2 after receiving 12,000 new doses, but registration quickly hit capacity and closed. The county will announce more information as it gets more vaccines and residents are able to register.



Currently, only individuals who qualify under Phases 1A or 1B of the state’s vaccination plan may receive a vaccine. Residents who fall into those categories include frontline health care workers, residents at long-term care facilities, residents age 65 and older, or those with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19.

To learn more about the vaccine rollout, visit www.memorialhermann.org/services/conditions/coronavirus.
By Morgan Theophil
Morgan joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 as the reporter for the Katy edition. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2018.