TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program is accepting applications until Oct. 1 for funds to support local vaccination events. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to TMA member-physician practices and clinics, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and medical student chapters. Monies can be used for new or expanded shot clinics to immunize underserved and uninsured children, adolescents, and/or adults.
In April, a record 11 local-impact grants were awarded for projects to vaccinate Texans against flu, human papillomavirus, pertussis, bacterial pneumonia, and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
To plan your free or low-cost vaccination event, check out the Be Wise — Immunize Quick Start Manual: A Step-by-Step Vaccination Outreach Guide. If you have questions, contact Tammy Wishard, TMA's outreach coordinator, at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, or (512) 370-1470.
TMA launched the Be Wise — Immunize program in 2004 to increase Texas' immunization rates. Since then, the program has provided more than 255,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults.
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, TMF Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families.
Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.
Action, Aug, 1, 2014