Health clinic offers vaccines and dental care in partnership with the NFL


A health clinic offering free dental services, diapers and vaccines will be held in Nashville on Saturday, April 20, as part of a partnership between NFL Alumni Tennessee, St. Luke CME Church and Meharry Medical College's Tennessee CEAL Program.

Music, free food and exercise classes will also be offered to event participants at St. Luke CME Church in Nashville's Buena Vista neighborhood from noon to 4 p.m. Former Tennessee Titans will be available to sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Vaccines available from Kroger for event participants include shingles (for adults 50 years and older), influenza, RSV (for adults 60 years and older), hepatitis B, HPV, pneumococcal, Tdap and COVID-19.

The event is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide access to healthcare for members of the Nashville community. It's part of the NFL alumni initiative “Gear up Tennessee,” a partnership between the organization and the Tennessee Department of Health in which former NFL players promote vaccinations and healthy lifestyles such as exercise.

The Conference of National Black Churches, Dedicated Senior Medical Center, Help to Moms, Nashville Diaper Connection and CEO Roundtable on Cancer also support the event.

Former NFL players at the event include:

  • Al Smith, Tennessee NFL Alumni President, former Houston Oilers All-Pro linebacker
  • Brad Hopkins, NFL Alumni Ambassador, former All-Pro Tennessee Titans tackle
  • Derrick Mason, NFL Alumni Ambassador, former Pro Bowl Tennessee Titans wide receiver
  • Albert Haynesworth, NFL Alumni Ambassador, former Pro Bowl Tennessee Titans defensive tackle
  • Joey Kent, NFL Alumni Ambassador, former Tennessee Titans wide receiver
  • Neil O'Donnell – NFL Alumni Ambassador, former Pro Bowl Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

Dr. Donald Alcendor of Meharry Medical College and Reverend Daryl A. Ballard II of St. Luke CME Church will also be present at the church event at Ed Temple Blvd. be present in 2008.