Politics

Governor Greg Abbott Signs New Executive Order Banning Vaccine Mandates

The new executive order target private entities like airlines, who agreed to President Joe Biden's September vaccine mandate.

10/13/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Free groceries 

There’s Only One Day Left to Enter Kroger’s $1-Million Sweepstakes 

The catch? You have to get vaccinated. 

07/09/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Very Houston News 

Travis Scott Is Basically Willy Wonka Now

Win free tickets to Astroworld by drinking the Houston rapper’s hard seltzer. Plus more ticket news. 

06/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Who's calling the shots?

Gov. Abbott Bans Vaccine Passports in Texas

Cruise line Carnival announced today that it will require proof of vaccination on its ships, two of which are docked in Galveston, but the governor's rebuttal includes a ban on vaccine requirements for any business operating in Texas.

06/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Big News

FDA Expands Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine to Kids Age 12 and Older

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency-use authorization to include younger ages Monday.

05/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

You won’t miss this shot

You Don’t Need an Appointment Anymore to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine

All you need to do is show up to NRG.

04/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

An explainer 

CDC Advisors: You Can Resume the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The one-dose vaccine was paused after it caused dangerous blood clots in rare cases.  

04/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

vaccine hesitancy

Why Are Some Houstonians Afraid to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine?

We talked to Bayou City residents about why they do or don’t want to get vaccinated.

04/05/2021 By Sydney Davis

Here’s your shot 

Next Week, Anyone Can Get a Covid-19 Vaccine in Texas

Starting March 29, The Texas Department of State Health Services is opening eligibility to all Texans.

03/23/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Hope on the Horizon

The FDA Authorizes the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine for Emergency Use

The third vaccine to be authorized since December, this shot requires only one dose.

02/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Coronavirus

FEMA Is Setting Up a Mass-Vaccination Site at NRG

The pilot site is part of the president's efforts to ramp up Covid-19 vaccination efforts.

02/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

a high-school biology lesson

Here’s How the Covid-19 Vaccines Actually Work

Houston Health Authority Dr. David Persse explains the science behind the Pfizer and Moderna shots.

01/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Take your shot

Where and How to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine in Houston

Here’s who qualifies and how to find a provider closest to you. 

01/14/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Light at the end of the tunnel

The First Houstonians Have Received the Covid-19 Vaccine

Health care workers in hospitals across the city lined up to get the shot Tuesday.

12/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Shots, shots, shots

It's Even More Important Than Ever to Get a Flu Shot This Year

A Houston doctor tells us why.

09/22/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Top Doctors 2020

An Old Tuberculosis Vaccine Might Be the Key to Fighting Covid-19

Dr. Jeffrey D. Cirillo and scientists at Texas A&M are researching the century-old treatment.

09/04/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Top Doctors 2020

Dr. Peter Hotez and His Team Are Searching for the Covid-19 Vaccine

Finding a treatment while telling the world to "please stay safe."

09/04/2020 By Jeff Balke

Take your shot

Uninsured Children Can Get Free Immunizations Today at Northwest Assistance Ministries

We're living through a pandemic, so it's a good idea to boost your immune system.

06/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Medicine

Divining the Flu Virus of the Future at UTMB

How UTMB researchers can predict whether the 2019 flu vaccine will (or won't) work.

08/15/2018 By Anna Lassmann

Do Not Throw Away Your Shot

Everything You Need to Know About Back-to-School Vaccines

What the vaccines do and where to get them.

08/15/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt