Get Vaccinated ASAP to Protect Young Children Who Can’t Be
Houston –– All HCPH COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites are closed Monday, Memorial Day, but that still leaves 6 days! Most of us are eligible to be vaccinated, but those under 12 years old are not. Many parents of young children are concerned about taking them out in public since the majority of people are not vaccinated and most mask mandates have been lifted.
Thanks to people who are vaccinated, COVID-19 cases and deaths are declining, but it’s too soon to let our guard down. People are still contracting COVID-19, getting sick and dying from it. The variant, or mutation of the virus that has devastated India, is now in the U.S. While life is more normal than it was, everyone who is eligible needs to get vaccinated to ensure it stays normal.
Appointments are not required at HCPH vaccine sites throughout Harris County. To find one near you, click here. If you prefer to make an appointment, go to vacstrac.hctx.net or call 832-927-8787. Twelve to 17-year-olds are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be vaccinated or bring a consent form signed by their parent or guardian. Consent forms are at vacstrac.hctx.net.
While children under 12 can’t be vaccinated, they can be tested for COVID-19. Testing is free, quick at HCPH sites and results come back in 48 hours. No appointments are needed, click here to find a site near you or call