Apply for a grant. TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM is accepting applications for local vaccination programs. 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. Grants can fund new or expanded shot clinics, or coalition activity to immunize underserved and uninsured children, adolescents, and/or adults. Grant proposals are due March 1 and Oct. 1.
If you need help planning your vaccination event, check out the Be Wise — Immunize Quick Start Manual: A Step-by-Step Vaccination Outreach Guide. For more information, contact Tammy Wishard, TMA’s outreach coordinator, at (512) 370-1470.
Publicize your event using this sample news release.
In March, the TMA Foundation approved grants to these
projects in support of the Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants program:
Jonathan E. MacClements, MD, and Northeast Texas Health District: A local vaccination coalition will give HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccinations to 100 females aged 11-26.
James A. Mobley, MD, Portland: Medical Arts Clinic of Portland, in conjunction with several community organizations, will help prevent pertussis in infants by vaccinating low-income parents and grandparents in the Coastal Bend area of Texas, where several infants died of pertussis in 2013.
Sidney T. Robin, MD, Austin, and Passport Health: Passport Health will provide adult vaccinations to a low-income, uninsured refugee community in North Austin.
Stephen B. Vaughn, MD, Fort Worth: Low-income Haltom City residents will receive flu vaccinations at a local health fair in October.
Penny E. Jeffery, MD, and Stephen F. Austin State (SFA) University Student Health Services: SFA will expand a 2013 flu clinic for college students.
Nueces County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance: Del Mar College students will be vaccinated against meningococcal disease, a requirement to attend college in Texas.
Smith CMS Alliance: The alliance will protect childcare workers, parents, and children at a local day-care center against flu and other preventable childhood diseases.
Williamson CMS Alliance: In conjunction with Georgetown Independent School District, the alliance will provide 500 flu vaccinations to families within the school district.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine TMA chapter: Underserved and uninsured women will receive needed vaccinations during a Women’s Health Day at the Lubbock Impact/TTUHSC Free Clinic.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston TMA chapter: Families in Cameron County will receive flu vaccinations through Frontera de Salud Texas-Mexico Border Health Service Initiative.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine TMA chapter: Medical students will vaccinate San Antonio residents at a local homeless shelter against the flu.
View the 2013 Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants Recipients
View the 2012 Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants Recipients
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