If You Think You May be Infected, Get Tested!

COVID-19 Testing Now Available at Additional Sites

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best protection we have to beat this pandemic, especially with the upcoming holidays.  COVID-19 vaccines remain safe and effective. They prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. However, vaccines cannot protect you from becoming infected and the only way to find out if you are infected is by being tested.  Harris County Public Health (HCPH) now offers additional testing sites at specific Independent School Districts in Harris County.

Children are not immune to COVID-19 and if they are under age 12, they cannot get vaccinated yet, but they can get tested. Four in 10 people infected with the virus don’t have symptoms but are still contagious. Parents are encouraged to be very vigilant during Halloween, before and after trick or treating to make sure their children are not infected with COVID-19.

Testing is free at HCPH sites. Appointments are not required, but are recommended, click here to find a site near you or call 832-927-7575.

HCPH strongly encourages all residents to get vaccinated if they have not done so already and get their children ages 12 to 17 vaccinated with both doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Children and adults who are vaccinated are still encouraged to use hand sanitizer and wear masks when trick or treating in case they get close to other groups of people.

Vaccines are free at HCPH vaccine and appointments are not required, although recommended, go to vacstrac.hctx.net or call 832-927-8787. To find a location near you click here. Parents must accompany their children, ages 12-17, to be vaccinated or children must bring a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Consent forms are at vacstrac.hctx.net