• Be Wise — Immunize

    • It's Flu Season. Have You Had Your Vaccination?

      One out of five Texans, young and old, will get the flu this year. Many end up in the hospital, and some die. The best way to prevent the flu, or influenza, is an annual vaccination. TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM supports a yearly vaccination for everyone older than 6 months of age. Be Wise has The Facts About Flu Immunization handout to educate patients and posters to encourage health care workers to get vaccinated.  

      Be Wise — Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and the TMA Alliance, funded by the TMA Foundation through generous grants from H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families.

  • What is Be Wise — Immunize?

    • What is Be Wise — Immunize?
      Be Wise — Immunize is a public health initiative of the Texas Medical Association. The program works with physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members to improve vaccination rates in Texas through education and hands-on immunization clinics. Be Wise — Immunize is made possible thanks to a grant from TMA Foundation thanks to top donors, H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute, as well as gifts from physicians and their families. 
  • What Does Be Wise — Immunize Offer for Physicians?

    • What Does Be Wise — Immunize Offer for Physicians?
      Be Wise can help you implement or enhance vaccination practices in your office with our vaccination toolkits and continuing medical education courses; educate about vaccines in your office, in the media, or at public gatherings such as parent-teacher associations and civic organizations; host a low-cost/free vaccination clinic after hours or on the weekend; understand health care worker vaccination requirements and promote vaccinations among your employees; and keep up with the latest vaccine news.
       
  • How Do I Plan a Be Wise — Immunize Event or Clinic?

    • How Do I Plan a Be Wise — Immunize Event or Clinic?
      TMA has the tools you need to plan, organize, and carry out an immunization clinic. Or, if you want to staff a booth at your community health fair, we have free materials to educate that vaccinations are important, safe, and effective. Plus, our free merchandise for kids and Beatrice the Bee mascot make your event more fun.  
  • Funding Your Be Wise — Immunize Event

    • Funding Your Be Wise — Immunize Event
      Be Wise — Immunize offers Local Impact Grants to assist you in funding a local vaccination event. Grants of $500 to $2,000 are available to county medical societies (CMSs), TMA Alliance chapters, medical student chapters, and TMA member-physician practices/clinics.
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