COVID-19 long-hauler clinic to treat patients with lingering symptoms

ABC13 Houston HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Imagine battling the effects of COVID-19 for a year. That’s what one local woman has experienced. She’s known as a COVID long-hauler — someone who continues to experience symptoms months after getting…

‘Stay off the roads’: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner outlines plan ahead of winter storm

ABC13 Houston HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Mayor Sylvester Turner toured a new COVID-19 vaccination site in southeast Houston Saturday afternoon in an ongoing discussion about the unequal distribution of COVID-19 doses across the city. SEE RELATED: Mayor Turner…

Coronavirus Texas: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses lack of COVID-19 vaccine access in minority groups

ABC13 Houston HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Recent data from multiple sources shows minority groups are less likely than whites to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In Houston, 43% of the population that have already received a vaccine are white,…

Houston-area 16-month-old battled COVID-19 complications for weeks, mom’s warning to others

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — More than 454,000 people have died from COVID-19 and the infection rate is through the roof. While most are thinking about the older and compromised populations, a Houston mother is waving a red flag,…

COVID-19 vaccine: Study shows that Houston area minority communities lack access to vaccine

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Some of the neighborhoods that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 in the Houston area now have the lowest reported vaccine rates. “Even from the very beginning, 77088 was high with COVID-19,” said…

How the development of more COVID-19 vaccines impact the U.S. vaccine rollout

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — New data reveals the AstraZeneca vaccine could not only help reduce the spread of the virus but it can also prevent people from getting sick or dying of COVID-19. This week, a study from…

Remembering the father of modern Leukemia therapy, Dr. Emil J. Freireich, who died of COVID-19 at 93

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There’s no telling how many lives Dr. Emil Freireich saved during his legendary career, which included treatments for childhood Leukemia. Now, many are remembering the titan of the Houston health care industry who lost…

UH study shows why communities of color are less likely to get COVID-19 vaccine

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Not a day goes by that Oscar Del Toro, Jr. doesn’t think about his father, Del Toro Sr. The octogenarian contracted COVID-19 after his children took him to lunch for Fathers Day. He died…

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic sign-ups filled quickly

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The sign-up form to get a COVID-19 vaccine at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital open for those who qualify, but all appointments quickly filled up Tuesday morning. The Memorial Hermann website posted the following…

Details on Houston’s COVID-19 vaccine and how you can register

We’ll be having a conversation about the COVID-19 Vaccine on February 4 at 5pm and answering your questions on how you can register and addressing concerns of the vaccine in the African-American, Hispanic and Vietnamese-American Communities. Have a…