ICTC, TMA's BWI Team Up to Vaccinate Kids for School

July 28, 2014    

  • WHAT: The Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC) and Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program join to provide vaccinations to prepare Tarrant County children for school and prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases. ICTC also provides meningococcal vaccination for college students and limited adult vaccinations.  
  • WHEN: Aug. 2-29, 2014 
  • WHERE: Fort Worth, Bedford, and Arlington (see schedule below) 
  • WHO: ICTC members and volunteers

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a good time to make sure vaccinations are up to date.

ICTC will provide low-cost vaccinations ($15 per child) for children who have no health insurance or are underinsured (insurance coverage with a cap on vaccines). The Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicaid are accepted as payment. Children who have health insurance that covers vaccines should see their physician.

Adult meningitis (19 years and up) vaccine will be available for $115, cash or check only. Other adult vaccines vary in cost.

Each August, ICTC provides vaccinations to more than 5,000 children. ICTC has been vaccinating Tarrant County children since 1991, providing vaccinations to more than 100,000 children.

The Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County is made up of agencies and organizations, public and private, committed to eradicating childhood, vaccine-preventable diseases in Tarrant County. ICTC projects directly improve the health and well-being of children through low-cost immunization events and community education about the importance of childhood immunizations.

ICTC collaborates with TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program, which has given more than 255,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004. Funding for Be Wise — Immunize is provided by the TMA Foundation thanks to generous support from H-E-B and 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.

Below is a schedule of vaccination events in the Fort Worth area. 

ICTC Schedule: August 2014  

Local Sponsor for all Events:                                                                                                                                  Contact for Media Information:  
Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County       Terri Andrews, ICTC chair, (817) 980-2552 

Date

   

Event

   

Location

   

Time and Information

8/2

   

Hispanic Wellness Fair

   

Will Rogers Memorial Center- Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall, 3400 Burnett Tandy Dr.; Fort Worth

   

9 am-2 pm

www.hispanicwellnesscoalition.org

8/4

   

First Baptist Euless Campus West

   

First Baptist Euless Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd.; Bedford

   

Noon-6 pm

8/5  

   

First Baptist Euless Campus West

   

First Baptist Euless Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd.; Bedford

   

9 am-6 pm

8/6

   

Tarrant County Back to School Roundup
Participants must be pre-registered to attend!

   

Will Rogers Memorial Center- Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall 3400 Burnett Tandy Dr.; Fort Worth

   

8 am-2 pm

Call 2-1-1 for preregistration or visit:

www.backtoschoolroundup.org

8/7

   

First Baptist Euless Campus West

   

First Baptist Euless Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd.; Bedford

   

9 am-6 pm

8/8

   

First Baptist Euless Campus West

   

First Baptist Euless Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd.; Bedford   

   

9 am-6 pm

8/11

   

North Davis

Church of Christ

   

North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Dr.; Arlington

(Corner North Davis and Road to Six Flags Dr.)  

   

Noon-6 pm

8/12-15

   

North Davis

Church of Christ

   

North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 North Davis Drive; Arlington

(Corner North Davis & Rd. to Six Flags Dr.)

   

9 am-6 pm

8/16

   

North Davis

Church of Christ

   

North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Drive; Arlington

(Corner North Davis and Road to Six Flags Dr.)

   

9 am-2 pm

8/18

   

La Gran Plaza

   

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Fwy.; Fort Worth (outside entrance near Kids for Less)

   

Noon-6 pm

8/19-22

   

La Gran Plaza

   

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Fwy.; Fort Worth (outside entrance near Kids for Less)

   

9 am-6 pm

8/23

   

La Gran Plaza

   

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Fwy.; Fort Worth (outside entrance near Kids for Less)

   

9 am-2 pm

8/25-29

   

La Gran Plaza

   

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Fwy.; Fort Worth (outside entrance near Kids for Less)

   

9 am-6 pm

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. TMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the association and raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine.

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

TMA Contact:
Pam Udall (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 413-6807; email: pam.udall@texmed.org
Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear@texmed.org

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