HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department’s is holding another COVID-19 vaccination megasite at Minute Maid Park Saturday afternoon. The health department plans to vaccinate approximately 5,000 people, according to a release.
Vaccinations will be administered only to those with an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Additional appointments were made available Friday-- approximately 2,600 -- for the weekend mega site at Minute Maid Park and filled in about 20 minutes, according to the department. The appointment portal opened at 10 a.m. and had been closed by 10:18 a.m.
UPDATE: All new appointments for January 16 are now booked. We'll announce more opportunities as supply increases. #hounews— Houston Health Dept (@HoustonHealth) January 15, 2021
We are pleased to offer ~2,600 new appts for our Jan16 #COVID19 vaccination mega site at Minute Maid Park.— Houston Health Dept (@HoustonHealth) January 15, 2021
People who meet Phase 1A or 1B of state criteria can make appts at https://t.co/8EP3biIoYP starting at 9:30 a.m. on Jan 15.
The appt closes once slots are filled. #hounews pic.twitter.com/XEQ7MXrh2I
Minute Maid Park will again serve as a coronavirus vaccine mega site Saturday, according to a tweet from the Houston Health Department.
KPRC spoke to Director Stephen Williams about the site at Minute Maid Park and appointments filling up in a matter of minutes.
“It really was surprising we know there is a high demand out there and so we want to do whatever we can in order to meet that demand, but of course, vaccine availability is one of the challenges,” Williams said.