Aug. 15, 2014
- WHAT: Students
planning to enroll in Del Mar College this fall can receive a free meningococcal
vaccination, required by Texas law for first-time students to protect them and
their fellow students from bacterial meningitis.
- WHEN: Aug. 19, 7:30 am-8 pm; Aug. 20, 7:30 am-6 pm; Aug. 23, 10 am-2 pm.
Vaccinations will be given on these dates while supplies last.
- WHERE: Harvin
Center board room, Del Mar
College, 101 Baldwin, Corpus Christi
- WHO: Vaccinations
provided by Nueces County Medical
Society (CMS) Alliance and South
Texas Family Planning & Health Corporation
Bacterial meningitis is an often-deadly inflammation of the
fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It spreads quickly from person to
person, especially those who live in close quarters like a college dorm. College
students must provide proof of having the vaccination within five years of
college admission or at least 10 days before moving onto campus.
“This costly vaccination can keep some students from
enrolling in college, and we want to remove any barriers to education and good health,”
said Martha Vijjeswarapu, president of the Nueces CMS Alliance.
This vaccination event is supported by a grant from Texas Medical
Association’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program. Be Wise — Immunize has
awarded 26 Local Impact Grants totaling more than $40,000 since 2012 to help
Texas communities provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and
underinsured Texans. Be Wise — Immunize and the Local Impact Grants are funded
by the TMA
Foundation (TMAF), 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. 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.
Contact: Pam Udall
phone: (512) 370-1382
cell: (512) 413-6807
phone: (512) 370-1381
cell: (512) 656-7320
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