Harris County Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Sites Reopen Wednesday September 15th, 2021

$100 Cash Card Incentive Program Extended to September 30 Harris County Public Health (HCPH) COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites at Dick Graves Park and Bear Creek will reopen tomorrow as scheduled.  Residents can find additional vaccine locations near them by clicking here. Harris County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, has also approved to extend the $100 cash card incentive for people who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose until September 30th, 2021. Harris County residents who receive their […]

COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Sites Closed on Monday and Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Residents Should Prepare for Expected Heavy Rains and Possible Flooding Harris County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 13 and 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. The storm may cause flash flooding and produce tropical force winds early in the week along the Texas Gulf Coast. Harris County officials will track the storm’s progress and decide later if sites will also be closed Tuesday. Residents are encouraged to […]

All Harris County Public Health Covid-19 Vaccine & Test Sites Closed Monday

New Mass Vaccination Site Opening in Bear Creek  All Harris County Public Health (HCPH) COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites will be closed Labor Day, Monday September 6th, 2021. Sites will reopen Tuesday, September 7th, 2021. To make vaccines accessible to as many communities as possible, HCPH vaccination sites change locations throughout Harris County. Thursday, September 2nd is the last day the Sheldon ISD Panther Stadium mass vaccination site will be open. The mass vaccination site will […]

Harris County Public Health to increase COVID-19 vaccination capacity Open New Sheldon ISD Stadium and Dick Graves Park Mass Vaccination Sites 

NRG Park’s last day of operation set for August 25th, Dick Graves Park location set to open August 26th Due to the increase in demand for COVID-19 vaccinations, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is announcing two important changes to better meet the vaccination needs of Harris County residents. Mass Vaccination Site at Sheldon ISD opens Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Open six days a week. Closed every Tuesday (Will be operational today) Hours of operation 9:00 […]

The Delta Variant is Fueling a COVID-19 Surge and Filling Local Hospitals

Unvaccinated People are at Greatest Risk, Including Children Under 12 Years Old The Delta Variant has crushed any hope of returning to normal at this time. Harris County’s threat level is at the highest level again, cases are dramatically increasing, hospitals are overflowing with COVID-19 patients and school is starting.  The variant is more contagious than the original strain of COVID-19 and current positivity rate is 20.2%. Since many older people are vaccinated, unvaccinated younger people, […]

Harris County Public Health to Inspect Pool Systems at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown After Chemical Exposure, Park to Remain Closed

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and the Harris County Fire Marshal (HCFMO) have issued close orders for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, after approximately 60 individuals were exposed to high levels of chemicals in the water. In the interest of public health and safety, the County has ordered the park to close until it is deemed safe for reopening to the public. Some individuals requiring emergency medical attention were sent to local hospitals via ambulance […]

More Than a Dozen Delta Variant Cases Found in Houston

COVID-19 cases are continuing to decline in Harris County, but people are still getting sick and dying from the virus and now the Delta variant is here too. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has more than a dozen Delta variant cases and not one of them was vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is also very effective against the Delta variant. Since this variant is much more contagious than COVID-19, there are likely many more undiagnosed cases […]

Celebrate Your Independence from COVID-19

Unvaccinated Harris County Residents Continue at Risk of Getting COVID-19 Although cases have continued to decline, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) continues to receive reports of cases and COVID-19 related deaths every day.  Unvaccinated people remain at high risk of contracting COVID-19, including the highly contagious Delta variant. It is up to all of us to end the pandemic and to ensure that, more people must get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites will be […]

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 […]