• Be Wise — Immunize

    • Grants Available for Vaccination Events

      You can receive up to $2,500 for a local vaccination event. TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM offers Local Impact Grants for shot clinics that target children, adolescents, or adults. Eligible applicants are physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance chapters, and county medical societies. Grant proposals are due July 1 and Nov. 1.   

      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, TMF Health Quality Institute, and Permian Basin Youth Chavarim, along with gifts from physicians and their families.

  • What is Be Wise — Immunize?

    • Be Wise — Immunize is a public health initiative of TMA.

      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 through a grant from TMA Foundation thanks to top donors — H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute, and Permian Basin Youth Chavarim — along with gifts from physicians and their families.
  • What Does Be Wise — Immunize Offer for Physicians?

    • Be Wise — Immunize keeps you up to date on vaccinations and helps you improve your vaccination practices.
      Be Wise can help you: implement or enhance vaccination practices in your office with our vaccination toolkits and continuing medical education courses; talk to your patients or the public about vaccines with our educational materials; host a low-cost/free shot 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?

  • Funding Your Be Wise — Immunize Event

  • Be Wise — Immunize Success

  • Be Wise — Immunize News Room

    • Eight Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants
      Eight communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program.  The program awarded grants totaling nearly $18,000 to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance chapters (comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses), who often partner with other local organizations to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans.  
    • Protect Your Community: Apply for a TMA Vaccination Grant
      Help protect your community from flu, whooping cough, or other vaccine-preventable diseases with a TMA Be Wise — Immunize event. To encourage local vaccination events, TMA offers grants of up to $2,500 to TMA members, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and medical student chapters. Grant applications are due July 1.
    • Mom’s Gift of Vaccination Protects Baby From Whooping Cough
      Moms do all they can to keep their babies safe and healthy. As we celebrate Mother’s Day, the physicians of Texas Medical Association (TMA) urge pregnant moms and moms-to-be to get vaccinated against whooping cough, or pertussis.   
    • Measles Outbreak Adds 33 Cases to Reach 154
      In response to the growing 2015 measles outbreak, which at press time stood at 154 U.S. cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has beefed up its website to include resources to help physicians in their practice.
    • Measles: The Next Disneyland Could Be Texas
      The Disneyland measles outbreak hasn’t made its way to Texas, yet. But it’s only a plane ride away. And depending on where that plane lands, we could be in for some big health problems.  
    • Measles Outbreak Surges to Triple Digits
      The first measles outbreak of 2015 has grown to 121 cases in 17 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with most of those cases associated with a large, ongoing outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. The one measles case reported in Texas so far this year was not linked to the California outbreak, where officials believe an unknown traveler contracted the disease overseas and visited the park while infectious.
  • Be Wise — Immunize Resources