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Four Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 02/18/2020

Four communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $7,600 in grants to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance (TMAA) chapters (comprising physician volunteers and their spouses), to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns. 


TMA Grant to Help Vaccinate El Pasoans for Free - 02/18/2020

Children and adults in two Texas communities, El Paso and Houston, will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $3,300 in grants to TMA chapters at two of the state’s medical schools to provide free vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


TMA Grant to Help Vaccinate Houstonians for Free - 02/18/2020

Children and adults in two Texas communities, Houston and El Paso, will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $3,300 in grants to TMA chapters at two of the state’s medical schools to provide free vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


Grants Enable Six Texas Cities to Fight Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses - 02/18/2020

People in six Texas communities will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s ( TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $13,500 in grants to physicians and TMA Alliance (TMAA) chapters to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


Six Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 04/26/2018

Six communities across Texas were awarded grants to help physicians and community organizations provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans. The grants totaling more than $11,500 were provided by the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM  program.


NET Health Wins Grant For HPV Vaccinations - 04/25/2018

The Northeast Texas Public Health District Health Immunization Coalition received a $1,995 grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s)  Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program to provide HPV vaccinations to more than 100 adolescents and young adults. The grant is helping the coalition with its ongoing effort to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases in its community.  


TMA to Give More Than 6,000 Bicycle Helmets to Texas Children - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) will give away 6,151 free bicycle helmets to Texas children in October, more helmets than TMA has ever given in a month, to celebrate the 20th birthday of its Hard Hats for Little Heads program.


Doctors Urge Prevention, Give Bike Helmets - 04/23/2018

Thousands of children across Texas now have a simple device to keep them out of the emergency department — or a worse fate — thanks to physicians in their communities. Doctors in 144 counties across Texas have given more than 235,000 free bicycle helmets to kids in their hometowns, led by a few standout doctors who champion the cause. 


TMA Offers August Vaccinations, Bike Helmet Giveaways - 04/23/2018

Texas doctors are offering vaccination clinics and bike helmet giveaways this month to help patients prevent disease and injuries. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) provides vaccination clinics for children, adolescents, adults, plus bike helmet giveaways for children.


TMA to Give 2,500 Children Helmets in May — Bike Month - 04/23/2018

Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away 2,500 free bicycle helmets in May — designated as Bike Month — to protect children from head injuries. TMA physicians and other volunteers will host helmet giveaway events across the state to teach parents and children the importance of wearing a helmet, especially one that fits properly.


TMA to Give Bicycle Helmets in March — Brain Injury Awareness Month - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away more than 1,500 bicycle helmets in March — which is designated as Brain Injury Awareness Month — to protect children from head injuries and encourage fitness.


TMA Gives Away More Than 2,500 Bicycle Helmets in April - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away more than 2,500 free bicycle helmets in April — designated as Child Safety Month in Texas — to protect children from head injuries.


TMA to Give Children Helmets in May - Bike Month - 04/23/2018

The Texas Medical Association's (TMA's) Hard Hats for Little Headsprogram will give away more than 3,000 free bicycle helmets in May - designated as Bike Month - to protect children from head injuries.


Brain Injury Awareness Month Now in March - 04/23/2018

Brain Injury Awareness Month has moved to March. It previously was celebrated in October. TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program encourages physicians, medical students, and alliance members to give free helmets to children in their community during Brain Injury Awareness Month.


TMA to Give Away Bicycle Helmets at Ridgetop Elementary - 04/23/2018

To protect children from head injuries and encourage fitness, the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give around 100 bicycle helmets to children at the Ridgetop Elementary Fall Festival.


HPV Vaccination Trims Infection Rate; Could Prevent Cancer - 04/20/2018

A new study shows a vaccination is helping children and young women avoid a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, when given to preteens and young adults, can help prevent them from getting cancer years later.


Vaccinations Help Spread Holiday Cheer, Not Illness - 04/20/2018

‘Tis the season to gather and share pumpkin pie, fun with family and friends, and, unfortunately, bugs that can make people very sick. Physicians urge everyone to get a few key vaccinations now — before holiday gatherings — to help keep holidays healthy for the whole family, from the babies to the grandparents.


Cancer-Prevention Vaccination Now Easier, Just as Effective - 04/20/2018

Preventing cancer just got a little easier. Adolescents under age 15 now need only two shots to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), rather than three doses of vaccine as physicians previously recommended. HPV causes several cancers that sicken and kill both men and women, and the shots prevent HPV.


Mom’s Shots Help Prevent Illness in Baby - 04/20/2018

Protecting newborns from two serious, possibly deadly illnesses — whooping cough (or pertussis) and flu — starts with Mom before baby is born. As we honor moms this Mother’s Day, the physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) urge pregnant moms and moms-to-be to get recommended shots to protect themselves and their babies.


Throat Cancer Increasing; Doctors Urge Vaccination to Prevent It - 04/20/2018

Doctors are diagnosing more throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV also causes other cancers, such as cervical, but throat cancer is quickly becoming the most common. The good news: the HPV vaccination, if people receive it early enough, can prevent most of these cancers, which are found in the tonsils and base of the tongue.


Free Meningitis Shots for Incoming Del Mar College Students - 04/20/2018

Students planning to enroll in Del Mar College this fall can receive a free meningococcal vaccination, required by Texas law for first-time students to protect them and their fellow students from bacterial meningitis. 


Portland Medical Clinic to Provide Free Whooping Cough Shots - 04/20/2018

Coastal Bend residents can get free pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations at Portland Methodist Health Fair. 


Fort Worth Physician Receives Grant for Flu Vaccinations - 04/20/2018

Stephen B. Vaughn, MD, a Fort Worth anesthesiologist, received a $1,750 grant from the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program to provide free flu vaccinations to Haltom City families in October 2014.  


UTHSCSA Students Receive Grant to Give Flu Shots to Homeless - 04/20/2018

Medical Students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine received a $1,000 grant from the Texas Medical Association Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program to provide free flu vaccinations at Haven for Hope, a local homeless shelter.


Heads Up: Vaccine Required for College-Bound Students - 04/20/2018

As recent high-school graduates prepare to move into a college dorm, Texas physicians remind them to make sure their vaccinations are up to date, particularly one that is required for college admission. Texas law requires almost all new and transfer college students under age 22 to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease caused by the most common types of bacteria — or “serogroups” A,C,W, and Y — at least 10 days before classes begin.