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Senator Borris L. Miles: District 13
Borris L. Miles

Occupation: Insurance and Real Estate Developer

Education: BS, Sam Houston State University

Legislative Experience: House Member, 2007 - 2017; Senate Member: 2017 - present

Hometown: Houston

Party: Democrat

A lifelong resident of Houston, Senator Borris L. Miles was elected to the Texas Senate in 2016 after serving four terms in the Texas House of Representatives. Miles is a successful businessman and developer, owning one of the largest insurance agencies in Texas and redeveloping two commercial blocks.

A fighter for the people, Miles was first elected to the House in 2006 and became a leading progressive voice. His legislative initiatives included increased funding for HIV testing, giving second chances to individuals by making it easier to seal their juvenile records, creating an ombudsman office for the juvenile justice department, and creating economic development opportunity districts in his community.

For his work, Miles’ recognitions included being named “Star of the Legislative Session” by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, “Champion of Women’s Health” by Planned Parenthood and an “Urban Agriculture Leader” by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.

Active in his community, Miles conceived the Hip Hop 4 HIV concert series, which was adopted by the CDC, and has given his time to organizations like the Urban League and the Houston Sickle Cell Association. Miles’ non-profit, the TexStars Foundation, has awarded more than 100 scholarships to pay for the college education of African-American men.

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

This page will be used to provide information on who is eligible to receive the COVID vaccine and how you can get it. It will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.

WHO CAN GET VACCINATED

Here is who is currently eligible to get the vaccine:

Phase 1a: Front line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

Phase 1b:

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Solid organ transplantation
    • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

WHERE CAN YOU GET VACCINATED

The vaccines are currently in limited supply but Texas is getting more shipments every week. The Department of State Health Services has an interactive map that you can search for nearby providers by entering your address.

Interactive Map of Vaccination Locations

DSHS is asking that people call ahead to these facilities to determine if they can receive a vaccination at those locations. You can also reach out to your own doctor to see if they are intending to enroll as a vaccine provider.

The City of Houston has begun providing vaccinations at their public vaccine clinic you must have an appointment and be eligible for a vaccination under Phase 1a or Phase 1b. You can find out more information and make an appointment at 832-393-4220 or at https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/.

Harris County has been begun administering a limited supply of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine to people eligible under Phase 1a and 1b. You can get more information about the county's efforts at https://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.

Fort Bend County has not yet received the vaccine but it is expected soon. This page will be updated when information on distribution in Fort Bend County is available.

There will be a limited supply of the vaccine for awhile, so I encourage everyone to have patience and to continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing and to avoid large gatherings. Stay safe!

Office Information
 

Capitol Address District Address
The Honorable Borris L. Miles
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

(512) 463-0113 (TEL)
5302 Almeda, Suite A
Houston, TX 77004

(713) 665-8322 (TEL)
District Address District Address
2440 Texas Parkway, Suite 110
Missouri City, TX 77489

(281) 261-2360 (TEL)
3300 Lyons Avenue, Suite 301
Houston, TX 77020

(713) 223-0387 (TEL)