VACCINE UPDATE: Harris County Public Health has been administering a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine according to the Texas Department of State Health Services plan.
Register for the COVID-19 vaccine through HCPH or find more local providers here.
FREE COVID-19 testing is available for everyone! Proof of citizenship, residence, or insurance is not required. Find a testing location near you.
Daily COVID-19 Data Updates
The HCPH Dashboard has moved to the new Harris County / City of Houston COVID-19 Data Hub. Explore the new hub here: hcphtx.org/coviddashboard
As COVID-19 vaccines have become available, misinformation and vaccine hesitancy are also on the rise. Our goal is to team up with trusted community leaders to educate Harris County residents with facts rooted in science about vaccines. Curious how you can help with community outreach and partnership? Learn more in our COVID-19 Vaccine Information resources.
HCPH recognizes that as a community, we will only reach herd immunity if access to resources is efficient, fair, and equitable. Learn more about equity in vaccine registration, distribution, and outreach as well as how data helps identify areas with high COVID-19 vulnerability.
Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever due to COVID-19. Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) while flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the different between them based on symptoms. Testing for either virus may be needed to confirm a diagnosis.
The most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu shot each year - and this is not the year to skip it! Even though there is not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, we can still hope to reduce the spread of the flu with the flu vaccine shot.
Find more resources for this flu season here as well as upcoming flu vaccine clinics here.
To report violations of County orders, residents can call 832-839-6941 or fill out the State/County COVID-19 Order Complaint Form online.
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State and Health Services (DSHS), and other health partners in monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our department receives daily updates from hospitals, medical facilities, and other health officials across Harris County as well as the City of Houston regarding testing, confirmed cases, and the development of COVID-19. For these updates, refer to the Harris County / Houston COVID-19 Cases Dashboard.
HCPH encourages residents to get tested for COVID-19 if you feel you have it or have been in contact with someone who tested positive. For site locations, visit our resources or use the Houston and Harris County Public Health self-assessment tool to register.
HCPH is providing community education through digital materials, videos, and flyers. These are provided for personal use or may be used for your business and employees depending on the nature of the material.
Please email [email protected] for any educational materials.
*The outreach email is not where residents can find their test results. If you need helping finding your test results, please call 832-927-7575.
In an effort to educate and share awareness regarding COVID-19, we encourage you to utilize and share our social media images through your own social media platforms.
HCPH is working with public health organizations at the local, state, federal, and global levels to monitor and educate the public about COVID-19.
For additional resources, please visit the links below:
2019 Novel Coronavirus (DSHS)
2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC)
2019 Novel Coronavirus (WHO)