TMA can help you with community outreach while boosting your local vaccination rates. TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program is accepting applications until March 1 for grants to support local vaccination events. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to TMA member-physician practices/clinics, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and medical student chapters.
The funds can be used for new or expanded shot clinics to vaccinate children, adolescents, and/or adults. Applicants should apply for a grant at least four months before their project is scheduled to begin, and grantees have up to 12 months to use the funds. TMA will accept applications on July 1 and Nov. 1 for shot clinics in late 2016 and early 2017.
In 2015, TMA's Be Wise — Immunize program awarded a record 20 Local Impact Grants for projects to vaccinate Texans against flu, meningococcal disease, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Since 2012, TMA has given more than $80,000 through the Local Impact Grants program to ensure Texans who are uninsured or underinsured — or who face other obstacles — receive needed vaccinations.
To plan your free or low-cost vaccination event, check out the Be Wise — Immunize Quick Start Manual: A Step-by-Step Vaccination Outreach Guide. For more information, contact Tammy Wishard, TMA's outreach coordinator, at (512) 370-1470 or (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470.
TMA actively works to improve vaccination rates in Texas through its Be Wise — Immunize program. More than 300,000 shots have been given to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004.
Be Wise – Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians, medical students, and the TMA Alliance. It is funded by the TMA Foundation in 2016 thanks to major gifts from H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute, along with generous contributions from physicians and their families.
Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.
Action, Feb. 1, 2016
Last Updated On
April 20, 2018