Texas Physicians to Give Immunizations, Bike Helmets

For Immediate Release
Aug. 2, 2012  

 

 

     

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

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

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  • WHAT:Texas doctors are offering vaccination clinics and bike helmet giveaways for children this month. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) provides vaccination clinics for children and college-bound teens, plus bike helmet giveaways across Texas. TMA doctors want to help patients prevent disease and injuries in children.

    Vaccination Clinics: TMA’s Be Wise ― ImmunizeSM program has given Texas children and adolescents more than 214,000 shots since the program began in 2004. Vaccines protect children and can potentially save lives. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and kids need their shots before heading back to school. Also, Texas law requires meningococcal vaccination for college admission. The Be Wise clinics will offer the vaccine for children through age 18, along with other required vaccinations for school. (Some also will offer the vaccine to patients over age 19, but payment varies by clinic location; check with the local event sponsors for details.)

    Hard Hats for Little Heads events: TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program promotes safe exercise and encourages helmet use for sports on wheels: biking, inline skating, skateboarding, and riding a scooter. TMA has given away more than 125,000 helmets since 1994. Studies have shown properly worn bike helmets can prevent up to 85 percent of brain injuries.
     
  • WHEN: Aug. 1-Aug. 31 
  • WHERE: Your community and others across the state (see schedule below)  
  • WHO: TMA physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance members (TMA physician volunteers and TMA members’ spouses), county medical societies (CMSs), and community partners

Below is a schedule of TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize and Hard Hats for Little Heads events in locations across the state, including your community. For more information about TMA’s outreach programs, contact the TMA Media Relations Department. 


 

TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize, Hard Hats for Little Heads Schedule: August 2012 

 Date  

Event  

Local Sponsor of Be Wise/Hard Hats Event 

Location and Time  

8/2 

Don't Wait to Vaccinate (Free vaccinations) 

Taylor-Jones-Haskell-Callahan CMS Alliance and Caring for Children Foundation of Texas 

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

8/4 

Hispanic Wellness Fair (Free vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC). Details: www.ictchome.org/    

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

8/4 

Grace Church Back- to- School Jam         (Helmet giveaway) 

San Patricio-Aransas-Refugio (SPAR) CMS and San Patricio County Department of Public Health 

San Patricio County Fairgrounds (between Civic and Event centers), 219 W. 5th St., Sinton; 4-8 pm  

8/4 

9th Annual Back to School Health Fair (Helmet giveaway) 

Christian Temple Church and students from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston 

CT Church, 9701 Almeda Genoa Rd., Houston; 10 am-2 pm 

8/6 

Immunization Clinic (Free vaccinations) 

Travis CMS Alliance and Children’s Wellness Center 

Children’s Wellness Center, 5301 Ross Rd., No. H, Del Valle; noon-6 pm  

8/6 

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and ICTC. Details: www.ictchome.org/ 

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

8/6-7 

“Lose the Training Wheels” Bike Camp  

Sandra Vasquez, MD, and Kinetic Kids 

University United Methodist Church, 5084 DeZavala Rd., San Antonio; 8/6: 8-5 pm;
8/7: 8 am-noon
 

8/6 

Be Wise — Immunize (Free vaccinations and helmet giveaway) 

Health Center of Southeast Texas 

Health Center of Southeast Texas, 307 N. William Barnett, Cleveland; 8 am-5 pm 

8/7 

Immunization Clinic (Free vaccinations) 

Travis CMS Alliance and Children’s Wellness Center 

Children’s Wellness Center, 5301 Ross Rd., No. H, Del Valle; 2-6 pm  

8/7, 9, 10 

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and ICTC. Details: www.ictchome.org/ 

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

8/9 

National Health Center Week (Helmet giveaway) 

Community Action Health Center 

Community Action Health Center, 301 S. Hillside Dr., Beeville; 9-11 am 

8/9 

Aransas Pass Housing Authority Health Fair (Helmet giveaway) 

SPAR CMS and San Patricio County Department of Public Health 

Aransas Pass Housing Authority, 254 N 13th St.,; Aransas Pass; 3-7 pm 

8/10 

National Health Center Week Kid’s Fun Day (Helmet giveaway) 

Community Action Health Center 

Community Action Health Center, 621 E. Sinton St.; Sinton; 10am - noon 

8/11 

Graham Community Health Fair
(Helmet giveaway)
 

Graham Regional Medical Center 

First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 620 4th St., Graham; 7-11 am 

8/11 

Be Wise — Immunize Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Bexar CMS Alliance, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health), and Cox Radio 

San Antonio Event Center, 8111 Meadow Leaf, San Antonio;
9 am-3 pm  

8/11 

17th Annual Immunization Day (Free vaccinations) 

U.S. Rep Gene Green and Rotary Club of North Shore 

Northshore 9th Grade Campus, 13501 Holly Parker, Houston,
9 am-1 pm
 

8/13 

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and ICTC. Details: www.ictchome.org/ 

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

8/14-17 

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and ICTC. Details: www.ictchome.org/ 

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

8/16 

Immunization Clinic (Free vaccinations) 

Travis CMS Alliance and Children’s Wellness Center 

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

8/18 

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and ICTC. Details: www.ictchome.org/ 

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

8/18 

Calvary Lighthouse Church Back-to-School Carnival and Mini Health Fair  (Helmet giveaway) 

SPAR CMS and San Patricio County Department of Public Health 

Calvary Lighthouse Church fellowship hall, 7251 CR 2004, Portland; 10 am -2 pm 

8/18 

7th Annual Health Fair (Helmet giveaway) 

Charles O. Barker, MD  

St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, 1220 Belt Line Rd., Richardson; 9 am-1 pm  

8/20 

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and ICTC. Details: www.ictchome.org/ 

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

8/21-24, 27-31 

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and ICTC. Details: www.ictchome.org/ 

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

8/23 

Immunization Clinic (Free vaccinations and bike helmets) 

Travis CMS Alliance and Children’s Wellness Center 

Children’s Wellness Center, 5301 Ross Rd., No. H, Del Valle; 8 am-6 pm  

8/23 

Don’t Wait to Vaccinate (Free vaccinations) 

Taylor-Jones-Haskell-Callahan CMS Alliance and Caring for Children Foundation of Texas 

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

8/25 

Immunization Clinic (Low-cost vaccinations) 

Tarrant CMS Alliance and ICTC. Details: www.ictchome.org/ 

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

8/25 

Immunization Fair (Free vaccinations) 

North Dallas Shared Ministries and The University of Texas Southwestern medical students 

North Dallas Shared Ministries, 2875 Merrell Rd., Dallas; 9 am-noon  

8/25 

Health Fest 2012 (Free vaccinations) 

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Student Community Health Initiative 

Wilson Park Rec Center, 2205 Curtis B. Elliot Dr., Temple;
9 am-4 pm
 

 Sponsors:
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 TMAF Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families.  

Hard Hats for Little Heads is made possible through a grant from TMA Foundation thanks to top donors — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Prudential, and an anonymous foundation — and gifts from physicians and their families. 

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 46,000 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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