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Vaccination Centers

Harris County Public Health Department

You will need to register to schedule to get the vaccine. There is also the HCPH Vaccine Hotline for those who do not have transportation to their vaccination appointments: (832) 927-8787

UTHealth Vaccine Hub

UTHealth has real-time scheduling at locations across Greater Houston. Individuals who are under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to receive the vaccine.

CVSHealth COVID-19 vaccine information

You don't have to have an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, you will need to make an appointment to get tested.


What is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and how does it work?

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an mRNA vaccine developed by Pfizer. The CDC explains that mRNA vaccines teach the body's cells how to make a protein, which triggers an immune response. Essentially, a weakened or inactivated germ into the human body and the triggered immune response is the body producing antibodies, which protect the body from the COVID-19 virus.


As of August 23, 2021 the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is the only FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.




Pfizer-BioNTech Fact Sheets (English) and FAQs


What Does the Moderna Vaccine Do in the Body?

The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine uses mRNA to provide a blueprint for your cells to build your body’s defense against SARS‑CoV‑2, the virus that causes COVID‑19. The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine does not contain SARS‑CoV‑2, or any virus—just the blueprint to help fight against it. The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may not protect everyone.