July 28, 2014
- WHAT: The Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC) and Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM
program join to provide vaccinations to prepare Tarrant County children for
school and prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases. ICTC also provides
meningococcal vaccination for college students and limited adult vaccinations.
- WHEN: Aug. 2-29, 2014
- WHERE: Fort
Worth, Bedford, and Arlington (see schedule below)
- WHO: ICTC members and volunteers
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a good
time to make sure vaccinations are up to date.
ICTC will provide low-cost
vaccinations ($15 per child) for children who have no health insurance or are
underinsured (insurance coverage with a cap on vaccines). The Children’s Health
Insurance Program and Medicaid are accepted as payment. Children who have health
insurance that covers vaccines should see their physician.
Adult meningitis (19 years and
up) vaccine will be available for $115, cash or check only. Other adult
vaccines vary in cost.
Each August, ICTC provides
vaccinations to more than 5,000 children. ICTC has been vaccinating Tarrant
County children since 1991, providing vaccinations to more than 100,000 children.
Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County is made up of agencies and
organizations, public and private, committed to eradicating childhood,
vaccine-preventable diseases in Tarrant County. ICTC projects directly improve
the health and well-being of children through low-cost immunization events and
community education about the importance of childhood immunizations.
ICTC collaborates with TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program, which has given more
than 255,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program
began in 2004. Funding for Be Wise — Immunize is provided by the TMA Foundation
thanks to generous support from H-E-B and TMF
Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families.
TMA is the largest state
medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and
medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county
medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve
the health of all Texans.
Below is a schedule of vaccination
events in the Fort Worth area.
TMA is the largest state medical society
in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student
members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies
around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of
all Texans. TMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the association and
raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of
TMA and the family of medicine.
Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.
Pam Udall (512) 370-1382; cell: (512)
413-6807; email: pam.udall[at]texmed[dot]org
Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org