COVID-19 vaccinations increase in Houston after new incentive program

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A healthcare worker fills a syringe with Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a community vaccination event in a predominately Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, August 11, 2021. – All teachers in California will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to weekly virus tests, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on August 11, as authorities grapple with exploding infection rates. The number of people testing positive for the disease has surged in recent weeks, with the highly infectious Delta variant blamed for the bulk of new cases. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) The Houston Health Department says COVID-19 vaccinations have increased more than five-fold on the first day of its new incentive program.

A total of 740 doses were administered on Thursday, August 26 at the department’s eligible health centers and multi-service centers, a 512% increase over Wednesday’s total of 121 doses. On Thursday, 658 vaccines were first doses and 82 were second doses were administered.

Details about the program, eligible sites, and frequently asked questions are available at HoustonEmergency.org or by contacting the department’s COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220.

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