Help Your Patients Choose the Right Flu Vaccine

It's Oct. 1, Influenza Awareness Day — a perfect time to talk with your patients about getting their flu vaccination this year. An annual flu shot is recommended for anyone aged 6 months and older. 

Be prepared for your patients' questions with these tools:  

  • This year's flu vaccination options from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Help your patients determine which vaccine is right for them, including the high-dose vaccine for the elderly and the vaccine produced without eggs.
  • Flu activity tracking in Texas and more. 
  • Free flu education materials available from TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program.

Be Wise — Immunize will sponsor flu shot clinics around the state throughout October. Physician members, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and medical students will host the local events.  

TMA launched Be Wise — Immunize in 2004 to increase Texas' immunization rates. Since then, the program has provided more than 280,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults. 

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, Permian Basin Youth Chavarim, and gifts from physicians and their families. 

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

Action, Oct. 1, 2015

Last Updated On

April 20, 2018

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