Our #TakeYourBestShot outreach team is hitting the streets in our most vulnerable communities to register people for vaccination. Together, we can end the pandemic by registering for appointments at HoustonEmergency.org/covid19.
COVID-19 positivity rate hovers around 8%
The latest 14-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is 8.1%. The rate continues to hover just over 8%. Let’s do what we can to move the dial towards zero. eep doing the simple things we KNOW work: MaskUp, SocialDistance, WashHands and GetTested, and Take Your Best Shot when the vaccine is available to you.
The Houston Health Department has paused the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after receiving guidance from the CDC, the FDA and the state We encourage anyone who receives any of the COVID-19 vaccines to report any post-vaccination symptoms to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Learn more.
Get all of your timely COVID-19 questions answered from local health experts by watching COVID-19 Talks every Thursday at 9 a.m. Catch the live stream on HTV’s Facebook Page or watch replays of the latest episode on HTV Sundays at 7:00 AM/PM and again on Tuesdays at 8:30 AM/PM.
The Houston Health Department sends out notifications when outdoor environmental conditions are conducive for causing asthma-related problems. If you would like to be alerted when we are experiencing a Houston Asthma Air Aware Day you can register to receive them immediately by email here.
University of Houston – Downtown President Loren Blanchard recently hosted a COVID-19 Health, Safety and Vaccine Information Forum with Houston’s Health Authority Dr. David Persse, Houston Health Department.
Diabetes research project
Want help managing your diabetes? Join the Living Healthier with Diabetes research project, a Rural Health Moonshot study being conducted by Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, at the Texas A&M University Health. Learn more.
Acres Home Progress Report
Acres Home residents and faith-based leaders are invited to upcoming virtual events to hear about the progress made toward improving your neighborhood. Virtual meeting details here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations
Una conversación entre Pancho Mercado from Univision 106.5 y varios Doctores te ofrecerán la información mas reciente sobre la vacuna contra el Covid-19.
Virtual job readiness fair
Looking for a job – or know someone who is – you don’t want to miss Turnaround Houston Readiness Fair. Beginning Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2, job seekers can chat live with hiring employers. Learn more or view the flyer.
Take Your Best Shot
Take your best shot at ending the COVID-19 pandemic by getting vaccinated as soon as possible. Visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 to register for free vaccination at a Houston Health Department-affiliated clinic.
Free + Fast + Safe COVID-19 testing
Getting tested for COVID-19 empowers you to protect your family. Houston Health Department-affiliated testing sites are FREE, waits are minimal, results average 2-4 days, and safety is top priority.
Visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 to find a nearby site.
Share your COVID-19 experience
The COVID-19 Registry is a research study that provides real-time information to health departments on the spread of COVID-19, who is being affected, and how. Take the Survey
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