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A Houston Health Department employee receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Moderna. (Photo from Twitter)

Starting Monday, the Houston Health Department is accepting walk-ins at all of its free COVID-19 vaccination sites, including two in the area, and is extending hours of operation at some sites.

First doses of the Moderna vaccine, approved for people who are at least 18 years old, will be distributed from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Center, located at 1809 North Main St.

Moderna doses also are available at the health department's two mass vaccination sites, including Delmar Stadium at 2020 Mangum Rd., from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Weekday hours for the Delmar site and Rodeo Reed Parking Lot, 2098 Reed Rd., can be found at houstonemergency.org/covid19.

Residents also can make vaccination appointments at the aforementioned website or by calling 832-393-4220 or 832-393-4301. The health department said in a news release that appointments are "preferred" even though walk-ins are welcome.

"Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 should be easy and convenient for everyone, including people who may not be able to get to a vaccination site during typical business hours,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “Expanding the existing walk-in policy to all Houston Health Department sites and extending hours of operation will help ensure people have access to the lifesaving vaccines. Getting vaccinated is key to helping our lives get back to normal.”

The other city-run clinics offering free Moderna vaccinations from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Tuesday through Friday are Northside Health Center, 8504 Schuller Rd.; Sharpstown Health Services, 6201 Bonhomme Rd.; and Sunnyside Health Center, 4605 Wilmington St.

Moderna doses will be distributed from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr.; Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 9314 Cullen Blvd.; and Magnolia Multi-Service Center, 7037 Capitol St.

Residents who are overdue for their second Moderna dose from the Houston Health Department can call 832-393-5190 or email hhdcovid19.crt@houstontx.gov to schedule an appointment for their second dose.

Appointments for the Pfizer vaccine at NRG Park can be made by calling 832-927-8787 or visiting vacstrac.hctx.net. Walk-ins are accepted at the site from noon-9 p.m. daily.

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