News Releases

May 25, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: Children, COVID-19 | Tags: COVID-19

Houston Health Department now offering free COVID-19 boosters to children age 5 to 11.



April 5, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: Children, Community Engagement | Tags: News Release, Vital records

Liam and Charlotte were the most popular boy and girl names for Houston babies born in 2021, according to the Houston Health Department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. 



April 3, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: COVID-19 | Tags: News Release, COVID-19

Free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, bagged lunches, and grocery giveaways are available at an upcoming Vax HOU Community Event in Fort Bend Houston.



April 1, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: COVID-19 | Tags: News Release

People eligible for the added protection of a second COVID-19 booster shot can now receive it at Houston Health Department vaccination sites.



March 31, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: Health | Tags: Smoking

Houston City Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to add electronic smoking devices to the city’s existing smoking ordinance, originally approved in 2007.



March 28, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: COVID-19

The Houston Health Department is announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing during the week of March 28, 2022.



March 23, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: COVID-19

COVID-19 testing and vaccination at Houston Health Department-operated sites remain free and do not require insurance.



March 21, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: COVID-19

The Houston Health Department is announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing during the week of March 21, 2022.



March 14, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: COVID-19 | Tags: COVID-19, Vaccination, Testing

The Houston Health Department is announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing during the week of March 14, 2022. Over a dozen sites offering vaccinations and more than 30 testing sites are on the schedule for the week.



March 11, 2022 | News type: News Release | Topics: Children, Health | Tags: Project Saving Smiles

Houston Health Department program that helps remove barriers to learning through free preventative dental services is back at full capacity. The Project Saving Smiles mission on March 7-11 was the largest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.