TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize Program Gives Flu Vaccinations in October

 Oct. 1, 2013 

  • WHAT: Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program announces vaccination clinics across the state to protect Texans from influenza, or flu.
  • WHEN: Oct. 5-26, 2013
  • 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 

The flu is a severe respiratory virus, much worse than the common cold. Oct. 1 is Influenza Awareness Day, a time to let Texans know more about this severe, even deadly illness. Doctors say everyone 6 months of age and older should get a vaccination every year to protect themselves and those around them from the flu. TMA is gearing up to provide vaccinations and educate the community about the importance of flu vaccinations throughout the month of October.  

TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program has given Texans of all ages more than 245,000 shots since the program began in 2004.

Below is a schedule of  Be Wise flu events in October. 

TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize Schedule: Flu Clinics October 2013 

Date

Event

Sponsor

Location and Time

10/5

Be Wise —Immunize flu shot clinic

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine students

Medical Student Run Free Clinic, 105 Peyton Dr., Sparks; 10 am-2 pm

10/9

SFASU Flu Clinic (for SFASU students only)

Stephen F. Austin State University Health Services

SFASU Health Services, 2106 Raguet St., Nacogdoches; 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm

10/12

Miss Fiesta Health Fair

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio students, Fiesta® Commission Charitable Corporation

Traders Village, 9333 Southwest Loop 410, San Antonio; 10 am-3 pm

10/20

Flu shot clinic (for temple members only)

Fort Bend County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance

Gurdwara Sahib of Southwest Houston, 14811 Lindita Dr., Houston; 10:30 am-noon

10/26

Gratiferia

The University of Texas at Houston Medical School students

CT Church Gymnasium, 9701 Almeda Genoa Rd., Houston; 9 am-3 pm

10/26

Be Wise —Immunize flu shot clinic (for Carroll Peak Elementary students only)

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students

Carroll Peak Elementary, 1201 E. Jefferson Ave., Fort Worth; 10 am-2 pm

10/26

Turn the Next Page on Preventing the Flu

Smith CMS Alliance

Book Fair Building, 2004 Broussard St., Tyler; 8 am

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, TMF Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

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

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