TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize Program

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

For Immediate Release
July 29, 2011

     
Contact: Pam Udall
phone:(512) 370-1382
cell: (512) 413-6807

Pam Udall
    Contact: Brent Annear
phone: (512) 370-1381
cell: (512) 656-7320

Brent Annear  

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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: Aug. 1-Sept. 2

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 187,700 shots since the program began in 2004.
The work of Be Wise and other immunization initiatives has paid off: Texas’ infant vaccination coverage for children aged 19-35 months improved 13.5 percentage points from 2004 to 2008, the highest percentage change in the nation.  

After working solely to improve child immunization rates, Be Wise has expanded to improve adolescent and adult immunization rates.

TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize Schedule: August 2011

Date

Event

Local Sponsor

Location & Time

       

8/1-3

Brownwood Health Dept. Extended Hours (Low-cost vaccinations)

Brown Co. Immunization Coalition, Brownwood-Brown Co. Health Dept.

Brownwood Health Dept., 510 E. Lee, Brownwood; 8:30-11:30 am, 1-4:30 pm.  

       

8/4

Immunization Clinic (Free vaccinations)

Travis CMS Alliance

UT Children’s Wellness Center, 5301 Ross Rd., No. H, Del Valle; 8 am-noon, 1-5 pm.

       

8/5

Texas Health Steps Fair (Low-cost vaccinations; held in conjunction with TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway)

Lubbock CMS Alliance, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Family Medicine Clinic

Texas Tech U. HSC/Family Medicine Clinic; 3601 Fourth St., Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion first floor, Lubbock; 9 am-5 pm

       

8/6

Hispanic Wellness Fair (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

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

       

8/6

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Williamson Co. and Cities Health District

Lakeline Mall at RR 620 and U.S. 183, Cedar Park; 10 am-2 pm.

       

8/8-10

Brownwood Health Dept. Extended Hours (Low-cost vaccinations)

Brown Co. Immunization Coalition, Brownwood-Brown Co. Health Dept.

Brownwood Health Dept., 510 E. Lee, Brownwood; 8:30-11:30 am, 1-4:30 pm.  

       

8/8

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

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

       

8/9

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

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

       

8/10

Tarrant County Back-to-School Roundup (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth; 8 am-2 pm; must preregister by July 30: www.backtoschoolroundup.org.

       

8/11

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations; held in conjunction with TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway)

Brown Co. Immunization Coalition, Brownwood-Brown Co. Health Dept.

Northwest Elementary, 311 Bluffview Dr. and FM 3524, Brownwood; 8:30 am-3:30 pm.

       

8/12

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations; held in conjunction with TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway)

Brown Co. Immunization Coalition, Brownwood-Brown Co. Health Dept.

Early Primary, 965 Early Blvd., 
Brownwood; 8:30 am-3:30 pm.

       

8/11-12

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

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

       

8/13

Back-to-School Expo (Low-cost or no-cost vaccinations for those who qualify)

Bexar CMS Alliance, Cox Radio, San Antonio Metro. Health District

San Antonio Events Center, 8111 Meadow Leaf, San Antonio; 9 am-5 pm; shots given 10 am-3 pm or until supply runs out.

       

8/13

Hip Hop 2 Health (Free vaccinations)

VOICE, Waco-McLennan Co. Health Dist., Family Health Center, McLennan Co. Immunization Coalition

Waco Convention Center, Chisholm Hall, 100 Washington Ave., Waco; 9 am-1 pm.

       

8/13

Community Health Fair (Free vaccinations; held in conjunction with TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway)

Dallas CMS Alliance

Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas; 9 am-noon.

       

8/15

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Dr., Arlington; noon-6 pm.

       

8/16

Immunization Clinic (Free vaccinations)

Travis CMS Alliance

UT Children’s Wellness Center, 5301 Ross Rd., No. H, Del Valle; 8 am-noon, 1-5 pm.

       

8/16-19

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Dr., Arlington; 9 am-6 pm.

       

8/18

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations; held in conjunction with TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway)

Brown Co. Immunization Coalition, Brownwood-Brown Co. Health Dept.

Bangs ISD administrative office, 200 E. Hall St., Bangs; 8:30 am-3:30 pm.

       

8/18-19

Immunization Clinic (Free vaccinations; held in conjunction with TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway)

Travis CMS Alliance

UT Children’s Wellness Center, 5301 Ross Rd., No. H, Del Valle; 8 am-noon, 1-5 pm.

       

8/19

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Williamson Co. and Cities Health District, Round Rock Express

Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock; 10 am-6 pm.

       

8/20

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Williamson Co. and Cities Health District, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, 1401 Medical Pkwy., Cedar Park; 9 am-1 pm.

       

8/20

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Dr., Arlington; 9 am-2 pm.

       

8/22

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

La Gran Plaza, 4200 S. Freeway, Fort Worth; noon-6 pm.

       

8/23-26

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

La Gran Plaza, 4200 S. Freeway, Fort Worth; 9 am-6 pm.

       

8/27

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

La Gran Plaza, 4200 S. Freeway, Fort Worth; 9 am-2 pm.

       

8/29-9/2

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations)

Tarrant CMS Alliance, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

La Gran Plaza, 4200 S. Freeway, 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 H-E-B and TMA Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families. TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 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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