The Federal Emergency Management Agency to open a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Houston this month.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Wednesday that three mass vaccination sites are expected to open in Houston and the DFW Metroplex.
The federal pilot sites will be based at Fair Park in Dallas, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and NRG Stadium in Houston. Operated by FEMA in partnership with the Texas state through the Texas Division of Emergency Management and local officials.
Gov. Abbott said, "These mass community sites will allow us to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities and help us mitigate the spread of the virus." He thanked partners and said, "Thank you to our partners at FEMA for working with the State of Texas to establish these vaccination sites and help us protect our most vulnerable."
The sites will be open to eligible members of the public beginning February 24, with preparations and buildout of the three locations now underway.
Officials say details for appointments at these locations will be announced soon.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said, "On behalf of all Houstonians, I thank the White House for its plan to establish a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at NRG Park in Houston. Getting the vaccine into the arms of as many people as possible as quickly as possible is vital to ending this pandemic and saving lives. We look forward to working with FEMA, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and Harris County to iron out the details, including registration and access. We must work collaboratively to vaccinate as many people as possible and in a targeted way to include a diverse population."