There's a way to get free flu shots and PPE, and find Covid-19 resources, in Houston Over the next few weeks, But it's not thanks to santa. It's because the Cigna Health Improvement Tour is rolling into town December 2–19 with seven Houston locations for those in need to receive these vital health care services.
Cigna launched its tour in an effort to address health disparities in Black and Hispanic communities, which have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19, especially in Houston—Hispanics account for 54 percent of coronavirus deaths and Black residents for 23 percent, according to our health department.
The health service company has also teamed up with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, NBA legend Magic Johnson, singer/songwriter Prince Royce, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who have all recorded video messages to help spread the word about how to stay safe during the pandemic.
So let's get the word out on keeping our communities safe here in H-Town. Here're the details.
What to know before you go:
Flu shots are free and available to the public, for ages 18 and over. No health insurance is necessary, and the PPE (face mask, hand sanitizer, thermometer) are provided free to attendees. Masks, social distancing, and other safety protocols are required for attendees. Learn more here, or here for Spanish speakers.
Appointments are not required, but they're recommended and can be made at 877-469-5411.
When and where you'll find the sites:
- Dec 2: Community of Faith, 1024 Pinemont Dr, 8 a.m to 3 p.m.
- Dec 8: Boys & Girls Clubs–Mission Bend, 8709 Addicks Clodine Rd, noon to 6 p.m.
- Dec 9: Boys & Girls Clubs-Spring Branch, 8575 Pitner Rd, noon to 6 p.m.
- Dec 10: WHAM Ministries, 10501 Meadowglen Ln, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Dec 16: Kids' Meals Inc., 330 Garden Oaks Blvd, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Dec 18: Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Dec 19: Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.