COVID-19 vaccines administered at Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington High School's vaccination site. 

Houstonians wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccination were able to do so at a local high school earlier this week.

With the March 23 announcement from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) that all adults in the state would be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Monday, Houston residents lined up outside Booker T. Washington High School at 4204 Yale St. during the pop-up community vaccination event in Independence Heights.

A report from KPRC said 1,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were administered at Washington. The event was a partnership between Houston ISD, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and other local and elected officials.

At the community site, residents were able to register onsite to receive the vaccine.

“What we need to do is get out in neighborhoods and make sure we are able to reach our elderly … and we’ve got to have partners who are willing to join us,” Jackson Lee said during a Monday news conference. “… I’m here excited and concerned, and challenging our community. Let’s work together to get into nooks and crannies in our community.”

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