NRG Will Offer Both Johnson & Johnson/Janssen and Pfizer Vaccines
The NRG Park vaccine site, operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and the City of Houston (COH), will resume administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine beginning on Sunday, May 2. The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) had paused the use of the vaccine for 11 days to investigate six cases of extremely rare blood clots. Almost seven million people had been vaccinated with Johnson and Johnson when it was paused. The FDA lifted the pause after determining the risk of blood clots is very low, the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19, and the benefits of being vaccinated far outweigh the risks.
“We are pleased we will once again have this one dose, highly effective vaccine back as an option in Harris County,” said Dr. Maria Rivera, medical director, Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention. “The pause and subsequent investigation should reassure the public that the federal government and the medical community are vigilant about monitoring and ensuring vaccines are safe.” Some lanes at NRG Park will be for the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and other lanes will be for Pfizer.
People making vaccine appointments at NRG Park will be able to choose either the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or two-dose Pfizer vaccine. Schedule appointments for NRG, or any HCPH vaccine site, online at vacstrac.hctx.net or call the Vaccine Center at 832-927-8787. Appointments are recommended, but not required. People can drive up to NRG, register on the spot, choose their vaccine and get vaccinated.
Open daily 12pm – 9pm
· Pfizer Vaccine (two dose)
· Johnson & Johnson/Janssen’s Vaccine (one dose)
NRG Park Yellow Lot, Gate 16
9036 S. Main Street
Houston, TX 77054