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Regulations Keep Some Life-Saving Vaccines on the Shelf - 09/18/2018

Prototype vaccines that potentially could save lives are either sitting on a shelf or nowhere near completion because of red tape. So-called “orphan” vaccines are delayed from helping people because of stringent regulations leading to expensive development costs.


Texas Measles Alert! - 04/26/2018

State health officials warned in mid-April that a child in Houston and two adults in Fort Worth were diagnosed with the measles in the previous two weeks.


Infectious Diseases and Requirements for Reporting - 04/26/2018

TMA provides resources for physicians on infectious diseases.


State Changes Immunization Policies - 04/26/2018

Children with private insurance that covers vaccines can no longer get routine vaccinations at public health clinics and are now referred to their medical home under new immunization policies the Texas Department of State Health Services implemented Jan. 1.


Flu Spreading Quickly - 04/26/2018

Levels of influenza-like illness – both A and B strains – continue to increase across Texas and the nation. At least five Texas children have died.


Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - 04/26/2018

Since the 1980s, pertussis cases in the United States have increased, especially among adolescents and adults. The best way to prevent pertussis infections among adolescents and adults is a Tdap booster.


Vaccinating During 2011-12 Flu Season - 04/26/2018

Vaccination against influenza should begin as soon as physicians receive the flu vaccine in their offices, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And once again, CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone older than 6 months.


New Be Wise — Immunize Toolkits Available - 04/26/2018

TMA's Be Wise — Immunize program offers two toolkits to help physicians provide the best vaccination care to their young and adolescent patients. The Physician Manual for Children and the Physician Manual for Adolescents were recently updated. Both toolkits are free for TMA members.


DSHS Issues Pertussis Alert - 04/26/2018

Six deaths and more than 1,000 cases of pertussis in Texas so far this year prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to issue a health advisory urging immunization against the illness.


ImmTrac Revises Shot Scheduler - 04/26/2018

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ImmTrac Updates Shot Scheduler - 04/26/2018

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Flu Vaccine Supplies Increase - 04/25/2018

Sanofi Pasteur has made additional influenza vaccine available for children and adults. This includes Fluzone in 0.25 mL prefilled syringes for children aged 6 through 35 months, as well as Fluzone in 0.5 mL vials for patients 3 years and older.


HPV Vaccination Helps Prevent Head and Neck Cancer - 04/25/2018

Big news: A vaccination is available to prevent cancer. The vaccine, when given to preteens, can help prevent them from contracting oropharyngeal cancer, a head-neck cancer affecting the throat and tonsils.


Flu Scarce in Texas - 04/25/2018

So far, there are few cases of influenza in Texas. Surveillance by the Texas Department of State Health Services reports flu activity so far this season as "sporadic." No pediatric deaths have been reported so far during the 2011-12 season.


Measles: The Next Disneyland Could Be Texas - 04/24/2018

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.  


TMA Outreach Events Promote Health - 04/23/2018

If "giving back" made your list of New Year resolutions, TMA's outreach programs – Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program and Be Wise — Immunize – are a perfect fit. Help your community stay healthier by offering free or low-cost vaccinations or free helmets in 2013.


100,000 Helmets and Counting - 04/23/2018

TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program reached a major milestone in May. Thanks to TMA physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members, TMA has given away more than 100,000 bicycle helmets to children across the state.


Make a Child’s Holiday a Little Safer - 04/23/2018

Soon, there will be more little Texans riding bicycles because some not-for-profit organizations give bikes to underprivileged children as a holiday gift. Help ensure they have a safe experience when riding their new bike by giving the gift of health: a helmet.


Help Patients Choose the Right Flu Shot - 04/20/2018

Are your patients asking questions about flu vaccination? National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 8-14. It's a perfect time to encourage your patients to get vaccinated for the flu to help them stay healthy during the holidays.


Throw a Vaccination Party on Influenza Awareness Day - 04/20/2018

Influenza Awareness Day on Oct. 1 is a perfect time to protect your patients, your staff, and yourself from the flu with a vaccination.


HPV Vaccine Fights Cervical Cancer, and More - 04/20/2018

Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer; many people know that. But here’s a surprise: HPV also causes other increasingly common cancers. The good news is there‘s a powerful tool that prevents the virus’ spread and the cancers it causes: The HPV vaccine. It prevents oropharyngeal cancer (a head-neck cancer affecting the throat and tonsils), which is fast becoming the most common cancer caused by HPV, striking more men than women. The vaccine also prevents cervical cancer, which affects only women.


TMA Offers Grants for Vaccination Clinics - 04/20/2018

Physicians, medical students, alliances, and county medical societies: You can receive up to $2,000 to support local vaccination events in 2013. TMA's Be Wise — Immunize will offer local impact grants for clinics that target children, adolescents, or adults.


Get Grants for Vaccine Events - 04/20/2018

You can receive up to $2,000 to support local vaccination events in 2013. TMA's Be Wise — Immunize program will offer local impact grants for events that target children, adolescents, or adults. Eligible applicants are physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance chapters, and county medical societies.


Men: Pay Attention to Your Health - 04/20/2018

During Men’s Health Week (June 13-19), the physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) want to remind men to make their health a priority — for themselves and their families. After all, doctors say, keeping healthy has its rewards: avoiding chronic disease and allowing more quality time with friends and family.


Mom’s Gift of Vaccination Protects Baby From Whooping Cough - 04/20/2018

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.