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Memorial Hermann Teams Up with Landry’s, Houston Rockets, and Texas Restaurant Association to Vaccinate Hospitality Workers

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HOUSTON, TX – Memorial Hermann Health System and Tilman Fertitta’s Houston Rockets and Landry’s Inc., in association with The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), are hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinic to vaccinate thousands of hospitality workers across the Greater Houston area. 

The clinic will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20, at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Memorial Hermann will administer approximately 12,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine (6,000 per day), to individuals ages 16 and older. Please note, a parent or legal representative must accompany minors (individuals age 16 and 17) to their vaccination appointment. Registration is open to all members of the TRA. 




“Memorial Hermann has a long-standing relationship with the Houston Rockets and we are thrilled to join forces with them and the TRA to provide a #ShotofHope for our city’s hard-working hospitality employees,” said Dr. David Callender, President & CEO of Memorial Hermann. “These essential workers provide such important services for our community, and often their roles require them to come into close contact with others, so we want to ensure we’re doing everything we can to keep them – and those around them – as safe and healthy as possible by protecting them against COVID-19.” 

Vaccine supply is limited so appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and walk-ins will not be accommodated. Individuals who do not have an appointment confirmation and a photo ID that matches the name and date of birth on the appointment confirmation will not be vaccinated.

“I have thousands of employees across the Houston area who are serving on the front lines every day and their safety remains a top priority as we continue to navigate through this pandemic,” said Tilman Fertitta, owner of Landry’s, Inc. and the Houston Rockets. “Now that vaccine eligibility has opened up across Texas, this opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot is an important added safety measure that helps all hospitality industry employees feel safe and comfortable as we continue to welcome more and more guests back inside our restaurants.”




“There is an urgency to vaccinate our restaurant workers who are serving guests every day in the dining rooms of Texas,” said Dr. Emily Williams Knight, President and CEO of TRA. “In addition to the resolute precautions taken by restaurants, a vaccine against COVID-19 will provide one more level of protection for our employees. We are thankful for the tremendous support shown by like-minded organizations, sports teams, hospitals, and other partners who are committed to helping our industry’s best asset – its people.”

Other members of the community who want to register for an opportunity to receive a vaccine from Memorial Hermann can do so by completing the system’s COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form. Once the online request form has been completed, individuals will be placed on a waitlist for future appointments at Memorial Hermann’s vaccination clinics.

For the latest information about COVID-19 and vaccine distribution, visit Memorial Hermann’s website.