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Many additives sound toxic, like aluminum and formaldehyde. Others sound strange, like squalene, which is made mostly from shark liver oil. But vaccine additives pose little threat of harm.


Peter Hotez, MD, at TexMed: Help Patients Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy - 05/05/2021

Physicians know that vaccines are one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, and vaccines help keep people and the economy healthy. Yet some Texans are hesitant to be vaccinated and are questioning if they should get vaccinated against COVID-19.


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.


Physician and Alliance Leadership Needed - Join local school health advisory councils - 05/05/2021

Join your local school health advisory council (SHAC) to help improve community health and wellness. SHACs address all aspects of their school district’s school health program.


New Resource Helps Kids Manage COVID-19-Related Stresses - 05/05/2021

Texas physicians have unveiled a new tool to help parents support their children whose behavioral health is suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s upheaval.The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) School Reopening Workgroup, the Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), and members of TMA’s Committee on Behavioral Health produced “Your Child’s Feelings Matter,” a resource in English and Spanish to help parents recognize and support their children’s reactions to school disruptions and other changes the pandemic has forced upon their young lives.


Help Kids Manage COVID-19-Related Stresses With This New TMA Resource - 05/04/2021

Texas physicians created a new tool to help parents support their children whose behavioral health is suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s upheaval.


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

Many physicians offering COVID-19 vaccines face unfamiliar administrative chores, including reporting vaccinations to ImmTrac2, the state’s vaccine registry.


I Think I'll Wait: Talking Through Vaccine Hesitancy - 05/02/2021

How to validate patients’ concerns and promote COVID-19 vaccination.


A Healthy Knowledge: Improving Patients' Health Literacy - 05/01/2021

The more literate patients are about health matters, the easier it is for physicians to treat them.


The ABCs of Health: Physician Leadership on School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs) - 05/01/2021

Physician leadership on school health advisory councils, or SHACs, can improve local policies.


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

The latest COVID-19 vaccines information as of April 26, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccines Info: Details on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine - 04/14/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccines information as of April 14, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Info, April 9, 2021: Another 1.9 Million Doses Coming to Texas - 04/09/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccine information as of April 9, 2012


COVID-19 Vaccines: FDA Updates Dosage, Storage Information for Moderna Vaccine - 04/07/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccine information as of April 7, 2021.


COVID-19 Vaccine Info, April 4, 2021: • Record 2.5 Million Doses Coming to Texas - 04/05/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccination information as of April 5, 2021


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.


Keeping Children Safe: Prevention a More Prevalent Approach to Address Child Abuse, Neglect - 04/01/2021

Physicians, especially pediatricians and family doctors, are trained to recognize signs of abuse and neglect and are legally obligated to report them. That is a vital approach for combatting the problem. However, physicians and other child abuse experts are turning more and more toward prevention.


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.


Routine Screen: Regular Testing Needed to End HIV Epidemic - 04/01/2021

Testing is one of the best ways to combat HIV infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine testing for patients between the ages of 13 to 64. Yet, fewer than 40% of eligible people have ever had an HIV test, according to a 2019 CDC study.


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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COVID-19 Vaccines Info, March 29: More Than 1 Million Doses Coming to Texas - 03/29/2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines Info, March 22: Almost 1 Million Doses Coming to Texas - 03/29/2021

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