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COVID-19 Information

Thursday, February 25


IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE:

CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO APPOINTMENTS FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE. We will notify eligible patients by phone/text and through their MyKelseyOnline account once we receive more vaccine supply. At this time due to limited vaccine supply, patients are not able to directly schedule a COVID-19 vaccine immunization appointment. We appreciate your understanding and patience.


First Dose
Shipment This Week

1,100


Second Dose
Shipment This Week

0


Vaccine doses received/expected week of February 22.


Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Update – Thursday, February 25:

To all our patients just having come out of a difficult week for the people of Houston and surrounding areas, we hope that this message finds you all safe and in good spirits.

While the State of Texas delayed distribution of COVID-19 vaccine shipments last week due to the weather and power reliability concerns across our region, we are happy to report that all COVID-19 vaccine doses Kelsey-Seybold had on hand last week were stored in refrigeration that never lost power and were closely monitored to help ensure the integrity of these doses.

First-Dose Appointment Update: This week, Kelsey-Seybold’s received 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine, to be distributed to persons that meet the CDC’s 1A & 1B criteria. Patients who meet the CDC’s criteria for vaccination in the 1A or 1B categories will receive appointment notification via text, MKO, or phone call to schedule their COVID-19 first-dose vaccination.



NEW! Join Kelsey-Seybold’s COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist. We are instituting a waitlist for patients who have not been vaccinated and would like to be notified when Kelsey-Seybold receives vaccine supply. Patients will continue to be eligible and contacted based on state and CDC criteria and risk (Phase 1A or 1B categories). Signing up on the waitlist does not guarantee nor confirm a vaccine appointment. Because vaccine supply is limited at this time, the waitlist will help expedite scheduling appointments to eligible patients who still need and want to be vaccinated.

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Second-Dose Appointment Updates: The inclement weather and widespread utility outages last week halted much of our in-person appointments for second doses of the vaccine. Patients who were scheduled to receive a second dose of vaccine last week should have received a notification via text message, MKO notification, or phone call regarding their rescheduled appointment. Many of these appointments will have been completed by week’s end.

The second-dose vaccination is still effective and safe if administered beyond the CDC’s recommended 21-day (Pfizer) or 28-day (Moderna) wait period from the first dose. Patients who were unable to get vaccinated this week still have time to receive their second dose. You can read the CDC’s vaccine FAQs here.

Reminder: If you are a current patient and receive(d) your first- or second-dose vaccine through another provider or community vaccination hub/center, please message your primary care doctor with this information via the “ask my doctor” messaging feature in your secure MyKelseyOnline account so your medical record can be updated in our system.

As vaccine is received, we will notify eligible patients by phone, text, and/or through their MyKelseyOnline account to schedule a vaccination appointment.



Top Question of the Week:


I have heard that the COVID-19 vaccination can impact the results of a screening mammograms and CT CHEST screening exams. I am due for a screening mammogram or a CT CHEST screening, but plan to or have taken a COVID-19 vaccine. What should I do?


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