Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants

Apply for a grant. TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM is accepting grant proposals for local vaccination events. Grants of $500 to $2,500 are available to county medical societies (CMSs), TMA Alliance chapters, medical student chapters, and TMA member-physician practices/clinics. Grants can fund new or expanded shot clinics, or coalition activity to vaccinate underserved and uninsured children, adolescents, and/or adults Grant proposals are due March 1, July 1, and Nov. 1. 

Apply for a Grant

Shot Clinic Action Plan: Use this worksheet to start planning your shot clinic.

Grant proposals are accepted on or before March 1, July 1, and Nov. 1. Be Wise will award grants three times annually following these submission deadlines. 

For help planning a vaccination event, check out the Be Wise — Immunize Quick Start Manual: A Step-by-Step Vaccination Outreach Guide

For more information, contact Tammy Wishard, TMA’s outreach coordinator, at (512) 370-1470. 

Preparing for Your Event

Local Impact Grant Checklist: Follow this step-by-step guide to planning your event.

Sample Letters to Request Donations for Your Event:  

Educational Materials/Merchandise Order Form (PDF): TMA’s one-stop shop to order your Be Wise promotional and educational materials, and giveaways for the kids, and to reserve our bee mascot costume.

Sample news release: Publicize your event using this sample news release.

Photo release forms: Children (English and Spanish), or adult (English and Spanish). Taking photos at your event is important. TMA can use these in our publications or you can send them to the newspaper for follow-up coverage of your event. Use this form to permission to photograph a child or adult. Without this form, a photograph cannot be reprinted.

Event Photography Tips: Use these tips to capture winning photos at your event.

Read What Others are Saying About the Local Impact Grants

Local Impact Grants Awarded

In March, the TMA Foundation approved these Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants to help TMA Family members host events to vaccinate Texans: 

Heather Aguirre, DO, and Austin Primary Care Physicians, Austin, will help prevent bacterial pneumonia in elderly Medicare patients by providing the vaccination free to people at higher risk who can’t afford the copay.

Bexar County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance will partner with the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District to provide 168 free HPV vaccinations for children during a back-to-school vaccination drive in August.

Lata Joshi, MD, and Lone Star Family Health Center, Conroe, will provide back-to-school vaccinations, along with a well-child visit, for uninsured kids in Montgomery County. 

Nandini Kohli, MD, and Austin Primary Care Physicians, Cedar Park, will help prevent bacterial pneumonia in elderly Medicare patients by providing the vaccination free to people at higher risk who can’t afford the copay.

Dorothy Overman, MD, and Comal County Public Health, New Braunfels, will offer a first-time Saturday shot clinic to prepare 50 children aged 4 to 6 for school. 

Smith CMS will provide back-to-school and flu vaccinations to students in Whitehouse Independent School District in conjunction with the Northeast Texas Public Health District. 

See all the Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grant Recipients

2016 Grant Recipients

2015 Grant Recipients

2014 Grant Recipients 

2013 Grant Recipients   

2012 Grant Recipients  


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