Hosting a free vaccination clinic is one way to give back to your community, gain some name recognition for your practice, and educate the public about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
The Texas Medical Association can help you fund a local shot clinic. TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM offers grants of up to $2,500 to fund free or low-cost vaccination events for underserved and uninsured children, adolescents, or adults.
In 2015, TMA will offer three opportunities for physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance chapters, and county medical societies to apply for a Be Wise Local Impact Grant. The first time to apply is March 1. TMA will accept applications again on July 1 and Nov. 1.
Since 2012, TMA has awarded grants totaling more than $50,000 through the Local Impact Grants program to ensure Texans who are uninsured or underinsured, or who face other obstacles, receive needed vaccinations.
Need help planning your event? Check out the Be Wise — Immunize Quick Start Manual: A Step-by-Step Vaccination Outreach Guide and Be Wise Event Ideas.
Contact Tammy Wishard, TMA's outreach coordinator, at (512) 370-1470 to find out more about how to bring a vaccination event to your community.
Be Wise — Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and the TMA Alliance. Funding for Be Wise — Immunize is provided by the TMA Foundation thanks to generous support from H-E-B,TMF Health Quality Institute, and Permian Basin Youth Chavarim, along with gifts from physicians and their families.
Be Wise — Immunize is a registered service mark of the Texas Medical Association.
Published Feb. 6, 2014
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