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MEDIA CONTACT(S):
Rachelle Khalaf
Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
9/2/2017
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

City of Houston's Employee Tetanus Vaccination Initiative

​​​​The City of Houston is implementing a city-wide initiative to serve all city employees with immunization services at no cost.  The City, in partnership with KelseyCare powered by Cigna, will provide free tetanus vaccinations at twenty-three (23) Houston Fire Department stations on Sunday, September 3rd, and Monday, September 4th to all municipal and classified employees who have come in contact with flood waters or sewage during Hurricane Harvey.  No appointments are needed to receive a tetanus vaccination; however, note posted operational dates/hours in provided schedule. 

City employees are recommended to get a tetanus vaccination:
  1. If it has been five (5) or more years since employee’s last tetanus vaccine, and
  2. If employee have been exposed to floodwater or sewage.  Impacted employees who cannot recall if a tetanus vaccine has been received in the past five (5) years, the tetanus vaccination is recommended.  
 
Four (4) Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations, including Tanglewood, Fort Bend, Clear Lake, and Spring will be open on Monday, September 4th to serve all City of Houston employees at no cost with immunization request; although supplies are limited.  On Tuesday, September 5th, nineteen (19) Kelsey Seybold Clinics will continue providing immunizations to all City of Houston employees at the respective Kelsey Seybold Clinic locations.  City employees are encouraged whenever possible, to call 713-442-0000 to schedule an appointment.  Please visit www.kelsey-seybold.com for clinic information. 
 
If you have any additional questions and/or concerns regarding the availability of immunizations, please contact nicole.hare-everline@houstontx.gov​.

​City of Houston 
​​Tetanus Vaccination Events—September 3rd-4th

Date

Time

Location

9/3/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 102, 4102 W. Lake Houston Pkwy.

9/4/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 102, 4102 W. Lake Houston Pkwy.

9/3/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 19, 1811 Gregg Street

9/4/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 19, 1811 Gregg Street

9/3/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 20, 6902 Navigation Blvd.

9/4/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 20, 6902 Navigation Blvd.

9/3/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 21, 10515 Main Street

9/4/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 21, 10515 Main Street

9/3/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 28, 3000 Chimney Rock Road

9/4/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 28, 3000 Chimney Rock Road

9/3/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 31, 222 W. Crosstimbers St.

9/4/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 31, 222 W. Crosstimbers St.

9/3/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 34, 3100 Laura Koppe Road

9/4/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 34, 3100 Laura Koppe Road

9/3/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 4, 6530 W. Little York Rd.

9/4/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 4, 6530 W. Little York Rd.

9/3/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 45, 4910 N. McCarty Drive

9/4/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 45, 4910 N. McCarty Drive

9/3/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 46, 3902 Corder Street

9/4/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 46, 3902 Corder Street

9/3/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 5, 2020 Hollister Street

9/4/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 5, 2020 Hollister Street

9/3/2017

10am – 10:30am

Station 54, 19006 Aldine Westfield Road

9/4/2017

10am – 10:30am

Station 54, 19006 Aldine Westfield Road

9/3/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 59, 13925 S. Post Oak Road

9/4/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 59, 13925 S. Post Oak Road

9/3/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 6, 3402 Washington Ave.

9/4/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 6, 3402 Washington Ave.

9/3/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 64, 3000 Greens Road

9/4/2017

2pm-3:30pm

Station 64, 3000 Greens Road

9/3/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 68, 8602 Bissonnet Street

9/4/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 68, 8602 Bissonnet Street

9/3/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 70, 11410 Beamer Rd.

9/4/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 70, 11410 Beamer Rd.

9/3/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 71, 15200 Space Center Blvd.

9/4/2017

8am-9:30am

Station 71, 15200 Space Center Blvd.

9/3/2017

4 pm - 5:30 pm

Station 8, 1919 Louisiana

9/4/2017

4 pm - 5:30 pm

Station 8, 1919 Louisiana

9/3/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 81, 7990 Paul B. Koonce Street

9/4/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 81, 7990 Paul B. Koonce Street

9/3/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 83, 3350 Breezewood Drive

9/4/2017

10am – 11:30am

Station 83, 3350 Breezewood Drive

9/3/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 75, 1995 S Dairy Ashford Rd

9/4/2017

12pm-1:30pm

Station 75, 1995 S Dairy Ashford Rd

9/3/2017

11am – 11:30am

Station 99, 18580 Chanute Road

9/4/2017

11am – 11:30am

Station 99, 18580 Chanute Road

About Kelsey-Seybold

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24​​ locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.