With help from the federal government, Houston will again work to vaccinate thousands from one location. This time, it’s NRG Park.
On Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund and help operate a mass vaccination site at NRG Park for at least eight weeks. Houston was chosen along with New York City, Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles as part of a pilot mass vaccination site strategy by FEMA.
Houston Health Department and Harris County Public Health are FEMA’s local partners in the effort to inoculate 126,000 people in that period. Unlike the Minute Maid Park mega vaccination site, this FEMA site will place more focus on equitable access for individuals from high-risk areas and communities of color, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
“This is an enormous