Harris County Public Health

West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample Discovered in Northwest Harris County

HCPH locates first Mosquito-Borne Disease Sample of the Year Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has confirmed its first West Nile Virus (WNV) sample for 2021. The mosquito sample was identified and collected in the northwest area of Harris County. HCPH’s Mosquito and Vector Control Division (MVCD) will be treating the affected area. For interactive maps of mosquito-borne disease activity and proposed treatment, please visit: http://www.hcphtx.org/mc. About Mosquito-Borne Diseases Mosquitoes are present throughout the year, however peak activity […]

Don’t Forget to Prepare for Hurricane Season

It’s here for six months, June 1-November 30 Hurricane season is here!  In the event of a powerful rainstorm or hurricane, you could be without basic utilities, such as electricity, water, gas, phone, and Internet for three days or more. Additionally, subsequent flooding can restrict access, to roadways making it difficult to get food or medicine. Preparing in advance now will help you cope with the loss of necessities. Unfortunately, being unprepared is risky. The […]

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Now Available to Children Ages 12-15

Starting Tomorrow, Harris County Public Health offers the Pfizer vaccine at NRG Park Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) announces that children ages 12-15 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at NRG Park. Starting tomorrow, May 13, parents can pre-register their children to get the vaccine by visiting ReadyHarris.org.  Appointments can also be made by calling the HCPH Vaccine Center at 832-927-8787 or parents can drive up without […]

Get Vaccinated or Tested for COVID-19 

Both can Help Protect You and Your Family  Get your vaccine today! All Harris County Public Health vaccine sites are accepting people who do not have appointments, walk-ups or by car.  If you want to ensure there is enough vaccine available at the site you want to go to, it’s best to make an appointment on line at vacstrac.hctx.net or call 832-927-8787.  Vaccine site locations are below: COVID-19 VACCINE SITES NRG Park    Open daily 12pm – 9pm Pfizer […]

Get Vaccinated! Help to Protect Yourself and Others

The good news is more and more people are getting vaccinated in Harris County, but it’s still not enough to stem the tide of COVID-19 infections. Until cases decrease, if you or your children aren’t vaccinated, getting tested is your best defense. Knowing if you are infected allows you to protect yourself and others. If you do have COVID-19, you can quarantine so you don’t spread the virus. To make sure you don’t get seriously […]

Harris County Launches On Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment System; 55,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available for the Week of April 19 

Harris County Public Health Transitions from Waitlist System to Offering Residents Appointment Options Immediately Upon Signing Up; Unvaccinated Residents Strongly Encouraged To Sign Up Now at ReadyHarris.org Harris County Public Health (HCPH) today announced that it has opened 55,000 COVID-19 vaccines for the week of April 19th. In response to vaccine supply starting to meet demand, residents who sign up for a vaccine from HCPH will now be given appointment options immediately after registering for a […]

Harris County Public Health Suspends the Johnson & Johnson Vaccination

In light of the decision by the FDA to pause the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, the FEMA operated Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at NRG Park will administer the Pfizer vaccine today. Please tune in for additional updates from by the CDC & the FDA. Harris County Public Health will not be dispensing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at any of its other vaccination sites until further guidance. Our mobile community vaccine sites will operate as […]

Get Tested Now if You are Unvaccinated and Were Around Many People at Easter

Enough Time has Passed for You to Test Positive if You Were Exposed to COVID-19 If you were infected with COVID-19 during Easter weekend, it takes 5-7 days for your body to develop enough of the virus for the test to detect. Get tested now because knowledge is power.  If you are positive, you can watch for symptoms to make sure you don’t become seriously ill and can quarantine for 14 days to protect others. […]

Harris County Public Health & Houston Health Department to Begin Offering Single Shot Johnson and Johnson Vaccine at FEMA Community Vaccination Center at NRG Park

Residents on Vaccine Waitlist to be Offered Appointments for J&J Vaccine as Early as this Weekend, Janssen Vaccinations at NRG Start on April 9th On Friday, April 9th, health authorities will begin administering 6,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine per day at the FEMA operated Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at NRG Park. The move comes after an allocation of 42,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccines were provided to the county. The vaccines will be split evenly […]

Harris County Equity Efforts Significantly Enhancing COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Vulnerable Residents

New Data Show Considerable Demographic Gaps in Distribution Between Harris County Public Health Distribution Compared to Other Vaccine Providers; Judge Hidalgo Urges Every Vaccine Provider To Join County/City Efforts to Prioritize Access and Outreach for Hard-hit and Vulnerable Residents March 25, 2021, County Judge Lina Hidalgo today released updated demographic data indicating that Harris County Public Health Department (HCPH) vaccination efforts far outpace those of other providers (not including the City of Houston) in ensuring […]