La vacuna contra el covid-19 comenzó a distribuirse en Texas a mediados de diciembre. Aquí te contestamos las preguntas más frecuentes sobre la distribución y aplicación de las dosis en el área de Houston.
The focus is large on vaccine hubs that can vaccinate thousands of people a day. In Harris County, the Harris County Public Health Department, City of Houston Public Health Department, and Methodist Hospital are the designated hubs.
The estimated number of active COVID-19 cases in Harris County is 42,350 as of Jan. 11, according to data from the Harris County Public Health System. The active case total in the county has now increased by more than 10,000 since the start of January.
Harris County Public Health, Houston Health Department, and Houston Methodist hospital were named Harris County’s new vaccine hubs this week. Harris County Public Health and the Health Department both received 8,000 doses each for the week. In addition, Houston Methodist Hospital received 10,725 Coronavirus vaccine doses.
The more likely problem people will encounter is actually scheduling an appointment. “It took 3 hours,” Mac McClendon, director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at Harris County Public Health, said Tuesday. “We opened it up, and the 8,000 vaccines were gone that quickly.”
Harris County Public Health is advising residents to get tested due to potential holiday COVID-19 exposure. Heath officials said even if a person visited with family members during the holiday, they should still get tested. Officials said COVID-19 infections from Christmas and New Year’s will begin to show up in the next week or two.
ABC13's Erik Barajas took your COVID-19 questions for a town hall, which included Harris County Public Health's Dr. Sherri Onyiego among the featured guests.
Now that the Holiday season is over health officials say COVID-19 cases will increase in the days to come and the only way to help slow down the curve is to get tested.
As of Jan. 12, at least 38,302 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across the 10 ZIP codes that fall within Cy-Fair ISD’s boundaries. This includes 7,059 active cases, 31,021 recoveries and 222 deaths, according to Harris County Public Health.
Harris County Public Health is advising residents to get tested due to potential holiday COVID-19 exposure. Health officials said even if a person visited with family members during the holiday, they should still get tested. Officials said COVID-19 infections from Christmas and New Year’s will begin to show up in the next week or two.