Minute Maid Park again used as a COVID-19 vaccination megasite Saturday

All 2,600 new appointments taken; Minute Maid Park to again serve as vaccine megasite this weekend
All 2,600 new appointments taken; Minute Maid Park to again serve as vaccine megasite this weekend

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.

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.


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