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St. Luke’s Health Partners with Texas Southern University to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in Houston’s Third Ward

WHAT:

Part of St. Luke’s Health’s mission is to care for those most in need while championing health equity and social justice in our communities. St. Luke’s Health is committed to addressing some of the system inequities revealed by the pandemic by working closely with community organizations in areas hardest hit by the pandemic.

As part of this approach, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) is partnering with Texas Southern University (TSU) to begin administering vaccines to some of the most vulnerable populations, including super seniors (people older than 75), other at-risk populations, and ethnic minorities who meet the state’s guidelines for vaccine distribution.

Texas Southern University is situated in the heart of America's fourth-largest city and is easily accessible from virtually anywhere in Houston via freeways and Metro, which has stops at the Spearman Technology Building and the Science Center Building. Texas Southern University has been and remains a beacon in the community and in the fight against inequality.

St. Luke’s Health is not offering walk-in vaccinations at any location. Individuals who qualify under the state’s criteria for distribution can join the waiting list to receive the vaccine at stlukeshealth.org/CovidVaccine.

WHEN:

Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Media Availability/Press Briefing: 11:45 a.m.
B-Roll/Photos of Vaccinations: 12:15 p.m.

WHERE:

Texas Southern University Library Learning Center (LLC)
3500 Wheeler
Houston, TX 77004
*Parking will be available for members of the media on site at LLC.

WHO:
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
  • St. Luke’s Health CEO Doug Lawson
  • TSU President Ken Huewitt
  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry
CONTACT:

Vanessa Astros
[email protected]
832-892-3345

Jourdan B. Scruggs
[email protected]
713-313-7371

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021