People over the age of 50 and certain immunocompromised individuals who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago are now eligible for the second COVID booster.

All children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a free booster shot at all Houston Health Department vaccination sites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children in this age group receive a booster shot five months after their initial vaccination series.

COVID testing, vaccination and boosters at Houston Health Department-operated sites remain FREE and do not require insurance.

HHD-operated sites are located across the city and can be found at or by calling