Apply for a grant. TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM is accepting applications for local vaccination programs. Grants of $500 to $1,500 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:
McLennan County Medical Society (CMS): Get Healthy McLennan County, an upcoming health fair sponsored by the CMS, will include the society’s first Be Wise vaccination clinic.
Medina Healthcare System: The first Be Wise event in Medina County was a free flu shot clinic for health care workers and their families this fall.
Taylor-Jones-Haskell-Callahan CMS Alliance: The alliance expanded Don’t Wait to Vaccinate!, its high-school meningococcal vaccination project.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center medical student chapter: Texas Tech medical students expanded their successful Fight the Flu Immunization clinic for uninsured Lubbock residents.
In October, the TMA Foundation approved grants to these projects in support of the Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants Program:
Nueces CMS Alliance: The alliance will provide free vaccinations to local children as they prepare for school next August at the 2013 Nueces County Medical Society Health Fair.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine medical student chapter: Students are providing flu vaccinations to uninsured, elderly Hispanic residents in Fort Worth this fall.
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