County-by-county breakdown on COVID-19 vaccine distributions

As more rounds of COVID-19 vaccine doses make their way to the Houston area, local county leaders and health officials are working to implement the best plans possible for distribution.

Here's a county-by-county vaccine distribution breakdown.

Brazoria County

Updated: Jan. 18, 2021

In Brazoria County, over 80 facilities are enrolled with the state to receive and administer the COVID-19 vaccine. County officials encourage eligible residents that fall into Phase 1A and Phase 1B to be on the look out for information from local pharmacies and urgent care facilities, for dates as to when the vaccine will be available at those locations.

More information and updates can be found on the Brazoria County website.

County will post COVID-19 vaccine information and updates on the Brazoria County website

Fort Bend County

Updated: Jan. 18, 2021

Fort Bend County announced Jan. 4 it received 1,000 vaccines and would begin contacting preregistered individuals to schedule their first dose, but as of Jan. 5, the county's coronavirus vaccine preregistration was full.

The local distribution of the coronavirus vaccine began with Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land being the first to receive a Pfizer vaccine shipment in the area. Additional hospitals and local pharmacies received shipments from both Pfizer and Moderna the following week.

"We have requested that more vaccine be made available to our citizens," Fort Bend County Judge KP George said. "We are working very closely with the concerned authorities, and we are doing everything in our power to make sure it is distributed in an orderly manner."

George said the county has requested "hundreds of thousands" of vaccines, but the actual allocation remains up to the state. While preregistration for the vaccine has filled up, George said registration for future vaccine shipments will open soon. According to the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services website, "registration will re-open once a significant number of registrants are vaccinated or FBHHS receives a larger allotment of the vaccine."

Registering, however, does not necessarily mean someone will be next in line for vaccination, George said. Prioritization of the distribution at that point will defer to the Health and Human Services Department.

"As soon as they make them available, we will get the information out," George said. "We are eventually going to open up a registration process where you could sign up-you could register-to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available."

As of Jan. 7, Fort Bend County had provided the first dose of the vaccine to 10,782 individuals, according to the Texas Health and Human Services website. During that distribution, Fort Bend County has focused on first responders, health care workers and medical providers.

Resources to additional COVID-19 vaccine providers are also listed on the Fort Bend County Health website.

Our partners at Community Impact contributed to his report.

Galveston County

Updated: Jan. 6, 2021

  • Where: Galveston County Health District
  • How to make an appointment: Call 409-547-4015

In Galveston County, the health district said it will begin distributing the Moderna vaccine to those 65 years of age and older, by appointment only.

The health district said it received an additional 400 doses.

"We do ask for everyone to be patient, especially when making appointments. We are excited to see such demand for the vaccine, but we are limited in our supply," the health district said in a press release.

Health officials said more shipments are expected to arrive in coming weeks.

For more information, visit the Galveston County Health District's website.

Harris County

Updated: Jan. 18, 2021

  • Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Rd, Houston, TX 77045
  • Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002
  • How to make an appointment: Call the health department's COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220

Harris County was the first to receive rounds of the vaccine, bringing the county to open the first free public COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the Houston area on Jan. 2.

At least 1,000 people received a vaccination on opening day, according to the Houston Health Department. The clinic reported it was fully booked for vaccinations the following day as well, administering vaccines to a total of 986 people on Sunday.

The city opened a second mass vaccination site at Minute Maid Park on Jan. 16. Health officials administered 5,451 vaccinations just last Saturday.

Washington County

Updated: Jan. 18, 2021

Washington County announced registration for the COVID-19 vaccine will be available through the Regional Vaccination SubHUB starting Jan. 18 at 8 a.m.

The vaccination drive-thru was set to start at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on Jan. 19. Registration will be open from Jan. 18 to Jan. 21, while supplies last.

The state has allocated 2,000 vaccines for this subHUB.

How to register: Call 1-800-845-8035. No walk-ins will be accepted.
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