Recent Publications

Quarterly Update: COVID-19 Vaccination, March 2023


This quarterly memo provides an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination distribution effort in Harris County between January 2021 to February 2023, including analyses by precinct, age, race, and ethnicity. As of February 26, 2023, 26.2%(1,241,668) of individuals in Harris County had received at least one booster shot, a 3.1% increase (from 1,203,830 to 1,241,668) from November 27, 2022.

Harris County at a Glance: Housing and Transportation Indicators


Harris County at a Glance: Housing and Transportation Indicators is the second of three related reports and summarizes key housing and transportation indicators for Harris County. Where possible, all indicators are disaggregated by gender, and race and ethnicity, and reported as far back as 2010. Indicators are reported with comparison to the three next largest counties in Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, and Bexar) and three largest counties outside of Texas (Los Angeles, Cook, and Maricopa). From 2019 to 2020, the number of commuters in Harris County who cycled increases by 29.8%, from 4,854 commuters in 2019 to 6,301 commuters in 2020. Harris County is the only county with an increase in commuters who walked to work from 2020 to 2021, at an increase of 3.2%, from 31,314 in 2020 to 32,320 in 2021. The forthcoming related report is the Health and Environment Indicators (Spring 2023).

Expanding and Promoting Family Planning Services


This memo provides a review of family planning services in Harris County and identifies opportunities to promote and expand access to these services for Harris County residents and their families. The Analyst’s Office utilized the CDC’s best practice recommendations in defining the core services provided by quality family planning programs. The memo identifies three policy considerations which may aid in meaningfully promoting and expanding access to family planning programs and services in Harris County. Policy considerations include: Monitor and evaluate changing demands for existing services, and consider increases in funding where changes in demand demonstrate need; Expand access to family planning services using mobile health services; and Inform residents about enhanced health insurance affordability.

Quarterly Update: COVID-19 Vaccination, December 2022


This quarterly memo provides an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination distribution effort in Harris County between January 2021 to December 2022, including analyses by precinct, age, race, and ethnicity. As of November 27, 2022, 25.4% (1,203,830) of individuals in Harris County had received at least one booster shot, a 6.4% increase (from 1,131,887 to 1,203,830) from August 28, 2022.

Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution and Cases, October 2022


This is the final monthly memo on the status of monkeypox cases and the effort to distribute the monkeypox vaccine in Harris County. The memo includes analyses by an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, and precinct. The number of individuals fully vaccinated in Harris County increased 101% from September 2022 to October 2022, from 2,675 fully vaccinated individuals in September to 5,370 fully vaccinated individuals in October.

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