Protect Your Community: Apply for a Vaccination Grant

The recent measles outbreak in North Texas reminds us how one unvaccinated person can cause a serious disease outbreak. TMA can help you keep your community healthy. Apply for a TMA Be Wise — ImmunizeSM local impact grant to prevent measles, flu, and bacterial pneumonia or to protect babies from pertussis.

You have until Oct. 1 to submit your application for a grant of up to $2,000. Grantees have until December 2014 to use the funds.

Grants are available to TMA physician clinics/practices, medical students, TMA Alliance members, and county medical societies. Events can target a particular vaccination or focus on a certain population, such as the elderly. Contact Tammy Wishard, TMA's outreach coordinator, at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470; or (512) 370-1470 to find out more.

TMA's Be Wise ― Immunize program has given more than 235,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004. Be Wise — Immunize and the local impact grants are funded by a grant TMA has received from the TMA Foundation thanks to generous support from H-E-B and the TMF Health Quality Institute and gifts from physicians and their families.

Be Wise —Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association. 

Action, Sept. 4, 2013