TMA Program Offers Back-to-School Shots During August

Be Wise — Immunize Program Announces Vaccination Clinics Across State

  July 30, 2015 

  • WHAT: During National Immunization Awareness Month, Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program announces vaccination clinics across the state to prepare children for school and prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases.
  • WHEN:Aug. 1-28, 2015
  • WHERE: Your community and others across the state (See schedule below.)
  • WHO: TMA physicians, TMA Alliance members, and community organizations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a good time to make sure your child’s vaccinations are up to date. TMA physicians and TMA Alliance members, and local organizations will offer free or low-cost vaccinations in their communities to prepare kids to return to school.

TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program has given more than 280,000 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, TMF Health Quality Institute, Permian Basin Youth Chavarim, and gifts from physicians and their families.

Below is a schedule of vaccination events across the state.

Be Wise — Immunize Schedule: August 2015

Date

Event

 

Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor

Location and Time

8/1

Hispanic Wellness Fair (open to the public, free vaccinations for eligible children and adult Tdap) [Please bring immunization record.]

Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC). Tarrant County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance is a member.

Forest Hill Civic & Convention Center, 6901 Wichita St., Forest Hill, 9 am-2 pm

 

8/1

Community Operation Back to School Fair (open to the public, free vaccinations) [Please bring child’s immunization record.]

Fort Bend CMS Alliance and AccessHealth

Richmond Center, 400 Austin St., Richmond, 9 am-noon

8/3

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

6 Stones-Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd., Room 100, Bedford, noon-6 pm

8/3-15

Back to School Bash (for current patients, free vaccinations and well-checks for Medicaid patients, $15 vaccinations for uninsured patients)

Luis Arandia-Antelo, MD

4020 21st St. #2, Lubbock, Monday-Friday, 9 am-noon and 1-6 pm; Saturday 9 am-noon (appointment preferred but walk-ins accepted)

8/4-7

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

6 Stones-Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd., Room 100, Bedford, 9 am-6 pm

8/8

Community Health Fair (open to the public, free childhood vaccinations for eligible kids, bacterial pneumonia and whooping cough vaccinations for adults)

James Mobley, MD, and Medical Arts Clinic

First United Methodist Church of Portland, 4545 Wildcat Dr., Portland, 9 am-1 pm

8/8

Community Operation Back to School Fair (open to the public, free vaccinations) [Please bring child’s immunization record.]

Fort Bend CMS Alliance and AccessHealth

Missouri City Center, 307 Texas Pkwy., Missouri City, 9 am-noon

8/10

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

Family Life Center, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis & Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, noon-6 pm

8/11-14

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

Family Life Center, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis & Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, 9 am-6 pm

8/12

Back to School Event (open to the public, free vaccinations) [Please bring child’s immunization record and CHIP or Medicaid card if you have one.]

Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance

Hargill Elementary, 13394 4th St., Hargill, 6-8 pm

8/13

Back to School Event (open to the public, free vaccinations) [Please bring child’s immunization record and CHIP or Medicaid card if you have one.]

Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance

Sam Risica Unit, 900 S. Sugar
Edinburg, 6-8 pm

8/14

Back to School Bash (open to the public, free vaccinations for uninsured and underinsured) [Please bring immunization record.]

Andrews County Health Department

Andrews Business & Technology Center, 201 N.W. Ave. D, Andrews, 4-6 pm

8/15

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

Family Life Center, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis & Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, 9 am-2 pm

 

8/17

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy. (outside entrance near Factory 2 U), Fort Worth, noon-6 pm

8/18

Del Mar College Health Fair (free vaccinations for entering college students)

Nueces CMS Alliance and South Texas Family Planning and Health Corporation

Del Mar College, Harvin Center, 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, 9 am-noon

8/18-21

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy. (outside entrance near Factory 2 U), Fort Worth, 9 am-6 pm

8/20

Tarrant County Back to School Roundup (must preregister, free vaccinations for eligible children and adult Tdap) [Please bring immunization record.]

Call 2-1-1 to register.

ICTC

Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, 8 am-2 pm

8/22

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy. (outside entrance near Factory 2 U), Fort Worth, 9 am-2 pm

8/24-28

Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public, low-cost eligible childhood and adult vaccinations) [Please bring immunization record.]

ICTC

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy. (outside entrance near Factory 2 U), Fort Worth, 9 am-6 pm

 

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 48,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA Foundation raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine.

 

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

 

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Contact: Steve Levine (512) 370-1380; cell: (512) 750-0971; email: steve.levine[at]texmed[dot]org

                                  Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

                 Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

 

 

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