TMA's Be Wise — Immunize Program Launches August Vaccination Clinics

For Immediate Release
July 28, 2010

 

Contact: Pam Udall
phone: (512) 370-1382
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WHAT : Texas Medical Association's (TMA's) Be Wise - ImmunizeSM program announces vaccination clinics across Texas to shield children from harmful and potentially deadly diseases

WHEN : July 31- Sept. 3, 2010

WHERE : Your community and others across the state (see schedule below)

WHO : TMA physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance members, county medical societies (CMSs), and community immunization coalitions

WHY : Vaccines protect children and can potentially save lives. August is National Immunization Month, and kids need their shots before heading back to school. TMA is gearing up to provide vaccinations and educate children and parents about the importance of immunizations.

TMA's Be Wise ― Immunize program has given Texas children more than 161,000 shots since the program began in 2004. In that time, Texas' infant vaccination rank rose from 22nd nationally in 2007 to 12th in 2008 (National Immunization Survey data). After working solely to improve child immunization rates, Be Wise expanded to improve adolescent immunization rates as well in 2009.

TMA's Be Wise - Immunize Schedule: August 2010

Date

Event

Local Sponsor

Location & Time

7/31

Back to School Health Fair (info only, no shots)

Bexar CMS Alliance

South Alamo Medical Group, 7355 Barlite, San Antonio ; 9 am-1 pm

8/5

Immunization Clinic

Big Country Immunization Coalition, Abilene Care Van, Caring for Children Foundation of Texas

Medical Care Mission, 1857 Pine, Abilene ; 5-7 pm

8/7

WCMA Be Wise Immunize

Wichita CMS Alliance, Wichita County Health Department, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Clowns Around

Wal-Mart at Central Freeway, 2700 Central Fwy., Wichita Falls ; 9 am-1 pm;

8/7

Circus of Health

Columbus Community Hospital, Texas Agrilife Extension Services, Dept. of State Health Services, Wesley Nurse Health Ministries

Columbus Professional Building, 2122 Hwy. 71 S, Columbus ; 9-11:30 am

8/9

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

First Baptist Euless Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd., Bedford ; Noon-6 pm

8/10

Immunization Clinic

Lubbock CMS Alliance

T.J. Patterson Library, 1836 Parkway Dr., Lubbock ; 4-6 pm

8/10-13

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

First Baptist Euless Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd., Bedford ; 9 am-6 pm

8/12

Immunization Clinic

Lubbock CMS Alliance

South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road, Lubbock ; 10 am-2 pm

8/13

Sunset Mall Playscape Grand Opening (info only, no shots)

Shannon Medical Center, Sunset Mall, Foster Communications

Sunset Mall, 4001 Sunset Dr., San Angelo ; starts 10 am (info available all day)

8/14

Hispanic Wellness Fair

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

Will Rogers Complex, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth ; 9 am-2 pm

8/14

Nueces CMS Alliance and Nueces CMS Health Fair

Nueces CMS Alliance and Nueces CMS

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi ; 8 am-1 pm

8/14

Back-to-School Shot Clinic

Travis CMS Alliance, St. David's, H-E-B, Community Care

UT Children's Wellness Center, 5301 Ross Road, #H, Del Valle ; 9 am-Noon

8/16

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

Everest College, 300 Six Flags Dr., Arlington ; Noon-6 pm 

8/17-20

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

Everest College, 300 Six Flags Dr., Arlington ; 9 am-6 pm

8/19

Immunization Clinic

Big Country Immunization Clinic, Abilene Care Van, Caring for Children Foundation of Texas

Medical Care Mission, 1857 Pine, Abilene ; 5-7 pm

8/19

Immunization Clinic

Lubbock CMS Alliance

South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road, Lubbock; 10 am-2 pm

8/21

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

Everest College, 300 Six Flags Dr., Arlington ; 9 am-2 pm 

8/21

Community Health Fair

Dallas CMS Alliance, Church of the Incarnation

Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas ; 1-4 pm

8/23

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy., Fort Worth ; Noon-6 pm

8/24-8/27

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy., Fort Worth ; 9 am-6 pm 

8/28

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy., Fort Worth ; 9 am-2 pm

8/30-9/3

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy., Fort Worth ; 9 am-6 pm 

Be Wise ― Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and the TMA Alliance. Funding for Be Wise - Immunize is provided by the TMA Foundation thanks to generous support from HEB and gifts from physicians and their families. TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 45,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA's key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

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Be Wise - Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.


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