Fort Bend County receives 8,000 more COVID-19 vaccines

Thousands more COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Fort Bend County on Feb. 9. (Courtesy UH College of Nursing)
Thousands more COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Fort Bend County on Feb. 9. (Courtesy UH College of Nursing)

Thousands more COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Fort Bend County on Feb. 9. (Courtesy UH College of Nursing)

Updated Feb. 10

The Fort Bend County Health & Human Services COVID-19 vaccine preregistration portal closed Feb. 9 after reaching capacity. Residents with questions about preregistration or the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to call the vaccination hotline at 832-471-1373.

First posted Feb. 9

An additional 8,000 COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Fort Bend County and will soon be distributed to county residents.

The county received the additional doses Feb. 9, County Judge KP George said. As of 9 a.m., the county had reopened preregistration for residents to sign up to receive the vaccine through its online portal at www.fbchealth.org.


“We finally see the hope; we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel,” George said.

Only individuals who qualify under Phases 1A or 1B of the state’s vaccination plan may register at this time. Residents who fall into those categories include front-line health care workers, residents of 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.

In the past week, about 7,000 vaccines have been distributed daily throughout the county, George said, including those administered by local hospitals and the county health department.

“I was able to visit each site; it was running smoothly, and we continue to expect the same activity [going forward],” he said.

Since the county has been deemed a vaccination hub by the state, he said, officials expect that vaccines will be allocated to the county on a regular basis.

Residents with questions about preregistration, the COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 in general are encouraged to call the vaccination hotline at 832-471-1373 or visit www.fbchealth.org.
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.


MOST RECENT

According to the county, Fort Bend is the No. 1 per capita fully-vaccinated county jurisdiction in the state with 51.54% of residents recorded. (Courtesy UH College of Nursing)
Fort Bend leads Texas in vaccination efforts according to state data, county says

According to the county, Fort Bend is the No. 1 per capita fully-vaccinated county jurisdiction in the state with 51.54% of residents recorded.

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits opens in Katy; Montgomery Chick-fil-A to open dining room and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

The Social Pub and Grill's menu features burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and bar food. (Courtesy The Social Pub and Grill)
The Social Pub and Grill to open location in Fulshear

The Social Pub and Grill will open its second location at the end of the summer at Cross Creek Commons in Fulshear.

Imperio Wine & Spirits sells a variety of liquor, beer, wine and spirits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Imperio Wine & Spirits now open in Katy

Imperio Wine & Spirits, a family-owned and operated liquor store, opened March 30 at 25824 Clay Road, Ste. D, Katy.

See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Hwy. 36A has not been approved as a project, so the route of the road has not been decided. However, this map shows the study area for the road. (Courtesy Highway 36A Coalition)
TxDOT, advocacy group look at feasibility of Hwy. 36A corridor through Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller counties

The Highway 36A Coalition is hoping to get the road placed on HGAC's 2045 Regional Transportation Plan.

Katy ISD Partners in Education has launched the first ever Food for Families-School's Out campaign. (Courtesy Katy ISD Partners in Education)
Katy ISD’s Partners in Education expands Food for Families program to include summer break

Katy ISD’s Partners in Education is asking the community to help support families in need of extra help this summer by supporting the Food for Families program.

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
HAR: Houston-area home sales in April up 47% compared to last year

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to April 2020.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Applications will open May 17 for small businesses seeking monetary relief through Fort Bend County's small business emergency grant program because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy Pexels)
New funding available soon for small businesses hit by COVID-19 in Fort Bend County

Small businesses in Fort Bend County that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can soon apply for up to $25,000 in relief due to new funding made available by the county.