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Harris County Gets ‘Ready’ For Vaccine Registration

The relaunched site crashed on its first day due to heavy traffic but has now been accessible to those who want to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.


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Pharmacy Manager Shannon Baker prepares a syringe for the new COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to a Lifespan Health Care worker.


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First, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo joined Town Square to answer listener questions about the updated vaccine registration site, The website will use a lottery system to chose category 1A and 1B patients in an equity effort for those who do not have reliable internet services or who are often at work during the announcement of new vaccine availability.

Harris County also has provided a phone registration line for those who are unable to access the site at 832-927-8787.

Then, Dr. Catherine Troisi, an epidemiologist at UTHealth School of Public Health answers listeners COVID-19 and vaccine questions and concerns.

As a reminder, those who are vaccinated may still be able to transfer the virus so continue to practice social distancing. You can find more tips to stay healthy and reduce spreading COVID-19 via

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