This page has vaccine information and education for people of all ages. Together, we can overcome vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccination rates in Texas.
Vaccines Defend What Matters through TMA and TMA Foundation, includes funding opportunities to provide local impact grants to improve vaccine education and vaccination rates in Texas. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors like H-E-B, we are able to support local efforts across Texas to “Change Lives for Better Health.”
Kids are exposed to germs every day that can make them sick. Viruses are everywhere. Talk to your doctor today about vaccines for every age and every stage of life.
The flu virus spreads easily. So don't put off getting a flu shot. Talk to your doctor today. Vaccines defend what matters.
Use TMA's Vaccines Defend What Matters Social Media Toolkit for links to videos and downloadable graphics to share on your own social media channels.
What vaccines do I need as an adult? (CDC)
Why do I need to keep my vaccines up to date? (CDC)
How can I get a vaccine if I don’t have health insurance? (DSHS)
Additional resources can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) vaccination webpages for children and adults, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Child CDC Resources
Adult CDC Resources
Texas DSHS Resources
TMA Foundation offers grants of up to $3,500 to fund vaccination activities, education, and outreach events. County medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, medical student chapters, and TMA member-physician practices/clinics can apply.
Learn More About Grants
VDWM Outreach Brochure
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Learn about TMA’s work on Infectious Diseases and Immunizations
A revitalization of the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – Immunize program, TMA’s vaccine outreach program, Vaccines Defend What Matters battles low immunization rates and builds community collaboration.
Questions about the Texas Medical Association? Call or email the Knowledge Center.
TMA’s Vaccines Defend What Matters is funded in 2024 by TMA Foundation thanks to major support from H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute and gifts from other institutions, physicians and their families.
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