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In Defense of Public Health: Peter Hotez, MD, on the Comeback of Preventable Diseases - 05/05/2021

Preventable diseases are back on the map, and Peter Hotez, MD, Texas’ most outspoken vaccine researcher, says physicians need to think globally to help stop the trend.


Trouble With COVID-19 Data Entry? The Texas Military Department Can Help - 05/04/2021

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Texas Resumes Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administration - 04/26/2021

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Talk to Patients About: Vaccines and Cancer - 04/01/2021

Vaccines are one of medicine’s best tools against cancer. The shots for human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B prevent a range of cancers and save thousands of lives each year. But anti-vaccine advocates have tried – incorrectly – to paint just the opposite picture in several ways.


Should You Provide a COVID-19 Vaccine to Patients With Mild Allergies? - 04/01/2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a chart that shows how practices should triage patients who have a history of severe anaphylaxis to vaccines and those with mild considerations like food or animal allergies.


Medicare to Double Payment to Administer Vaccines - 04/01/2021

Medicare will pay physicians and practices that administer COVID-19 vaccines $40 per dose – nearly double the current payment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.


TMA Opposes Vaccine Scare-Tactic Bill; Disaster Response Takes Center Stage - 03/31/2021

TMA today stood in strong opposition to a bill that the house of medicine believes could discourage vaccinations with a smokescreen of complicated, technical information that could scare parents of young patients.


New TMA Fact Sheet Explains the Benefits, Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines - 03/31/2021

To help educate your patients about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, TMA has created a fact sheet you can print and use a poster in your practice or share on your social media accounts.


COVID-19 Vaccine Info, March 30, 2021: Eligible Texans Can Now Schedule Vaccines Online - 03/30/2021

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TMA Calling on Lawmakers to Strengthen Texas’ Vaccine Requirements - 03/28/2021

Vaccines are one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, and they help keep people and the economy healthy. That’s the message TMA is sending to lawmakers this session as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and vaccine hesitancy and conscientious exemptions are on the rise.


State Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to All Texans - 03/23/2021

All Texas adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29, the Department of State Health Services said today.


State Board Finalizes Medically Accurate Health Education Standards - 03/19/2021

Thanks to an organized push by the Texas Medical Association and its physician members, the State Board of Education last week approved new Texas curriculum standards that include more comprehensive and medically accurate instruction on multiple health-related topics.


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Vaccines Defend What Matters: Help TMA Spread the Word on Social Media - 03/12/2021

The Texas Medical Association has launched Vaccines Defend What Matters, a multimedia public health education and advocacy campaign aimed at reducing vaccine hesitancy and increasing vaccination rates in Texas.


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