• Be Wise — Immunize

    • Plan a Flu Clinic in October

      Help fight the flu by hosting a shot clinic in your community. TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM  encourages physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance chapters to sponsor a flu clinic during October. Influenza Awareness Day on Oct. 1 is a great kickoff for an event-filled month. 

      An annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and up. The flu can be especially serious for older people, young children, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions. Start planning your flu clinic now with resources available from TMA.  

      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

    • College Students: Put Required Vaccination on To-Do List
      As young adults make final preparations for college, the physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) remind college-bound students to put the meningitis vaccination on their to-do list.
    • 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.  
  • Be Wise — Immunize Resources