COVID vaccine update: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Houston Mayor Turner describe next steps


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive early next week in Houston, questions remain about what happens after the vaccine is here.

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee joined Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and other city leaders to give an update Saturday on vaccine distribution plans.

Healthcare providers or workers inside the medical facility, along with nursing home residents and staff, will be the first to the get the vaccine, Jackson Lee said.

Personally I’m going to be vaccinated publicly,” Jackson Lee said, “and I hope my fellow elected officials and others will do the same to build up trust in the American people.

WATCH: Sheila Jackson Lee speaks about COVID-19 vaccine

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