Houston, TX COVID-19 Vaccines

Brenham Banner-Press

Health care workers challenge Texas hospital's denial of vaccine religious exemptions

(The Center Square) – Three employees of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston are fighting the hospital's denial of their vaccine religious exemption requests. Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to the hospital on behalf of the three health care workers after it denied the employees’ requests not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for religious reasons.
Houston Chronicle

Aldine ISD offers $500 vaccine incentive to staff

Aldine ISD employees will receive $500 with proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the district’s board of trustees decided Tuesday night. The voluntary program will start Thursday and staff will be able to apply to get the one-time financial incentive until Nov. 19. The money will be paid to staff who submit proof of vaccination and fill out a form by Dec. 10.

As vaccinations lag, experts say herd immunity may be unattainable

Spring resident Linda Higgins said when the COVID-19 vaccine was made available to the public earlier this year, she was hesitant to get it. “It was developed so quickly, and the public didn’t have as much information as we have now,” Higgins said. “I am a senior citizen with diabetes and two immune diseases, and if I got COVID, it could very well kill me. Then I learned that a much younger friend had died from it. So, my mindset about the vaccine quickly changed, and I got the first one a month ago and the second one last week.”
US News and World Report

Doctor Cleared of COVID-19 Vaccine Theft Sues Harris County

A doctor who was fired after Harris County public health officials accused him of stealing vials of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to family and friends is suing the county for discrimination. A doctor who was fired after Houston-area public health officials accused him of stealing vials of COVID-19 vaccine to...
Houston Press

Exonerated Doctor Accused Of Stealing Vaccines Sues Harris County For Over $1 Million

Dr. Hasan Gokal was fired by Harris County Public Health for allegedly stealing COVID-19 vaccine doses in December. But after he was found to have committed no crime by a local judge, a county grand jury and the Texas Medical Board, Gokal — a Pakistani immigrant — has now sued Harris County and the county health department for supposedly firing him with racist intent.

Seabrook EMS hosting free Moderna vaccine clinic

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) – The Seabrook EMS is hosting a free Moderna Vaccine Clinic next week. It’s happening Tuesday, September 27th through Wednesday, September 29th from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Seabrook Community House on 1210 Anders Ave. in Seabrook. The Moderna vaccine is available for those 18 years and older, and registration for the clinic is required. To complete a registration form and schedule an appointment visit

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available...