These Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants were approved in 2015:
Bexar County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance: Residents at a local homeless shelter received Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and flu vaccinations.
Fort Bend CMS Alliance: Fort Bend Independent School District students received needed back-to-school vaccinations at a summer event.
Martin Garza, MD, Edinburg, and Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance: The hospital joined the Boys and Girls Club’s back-to-school event to provide flu vaccinations for 100 kids.
Erica Hughes, MD, Burnet, and Seton Highland Lakes: Nearly 200 Burnet County children and adolescents received flu vaccinations at events in four cities in the fall.
Lamia Kadir, MD, Austin: Underserved children and adults received free flu shots at a local community festival in October.
TMA Alliance member Libby Malone, Austin, and the Junior League of Austin: Local children received 500 free flu vaccinations at the league’s 29th Annual Coats for Kids event in December.
Malea Maynard, MD, Dallas, and Christ’s Family Clinic: Free flu vaccinations were given to 150 “working poor” Dallas residents in the fall.
James Mobley, MD, Portland, and Medical Arts Clinic: Adults received 41 free pertussis (whooping cough) and bacterial pneumonia vaccinations at a health fair in August.
McLennan CMS: The county medical society, along with the local YMCA and H-E-B, provided 30 flu vaccinations to Waco residents.
Drs. Leksmi Nair and Hema Salvady, Manvel, along with Love to Share Foundation America: Local residents received free flu and shingles vaccinations at an annual health fair in Brazoria County in September.
Donald R. Niño, MD, Channelview, and Rotary Club of North Shore: The rotary club and U.S. Rep. Gene Green joined the county health department to provide nearly 2,000 back-to-school vaccinations and school supplies to East Harris County children at an annual event.
Nueces CMS Alliance: More than 200 Del Mar College students in Corpus Christi received vaccinations against meningococcal disease required for college admission.
Paris-Lamar County Health District, along with Lamar-Delta CMS: More than 300 local adults received free flu shots at an annual drive-through clinic in October.
Smith CMS Alliance: For the second year, the alliance provided vaccinations to protect childcare workers, parents, and children at a local day care center against flu and other preventable childhood diseases.
South Plains Immunization Network, along with Lubbock-Crosby-Garza CMS Alliance: Low-income adults in Lubbock received a free flu vaccination.
Son Duong, MD, and Spring Branch Community Health Center: Fifty local uninsured children and adults received a free flu shot, along with nurses in the local school district.
Students Improving Global Health in Texas chapter at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth): Adults and children in Brownsville received free flu vaccinations as part of a UTHealth mobile health outreach project.
Stephen Vaughn, MD, Fort Worth, and Mercy Effect: Flu vaccinations were provided to 300 low-income Haltom City residents at a local health fair in October.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine TMA chapter: Medical students worked with the Department of Public Health-City of El Paso to provide 75 free vaccinations to El Paso children and adults at the RotaCare/Texas Tech Free Clinic.
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth TMA chapter: Students provided 80 flu vaccinations at no cost to women at a church’s free health fair in an ethnically diverse, low-income area of Houston.
View the 2014 Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants Recipients
View the 2013 Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants Recipients
View the 2012 Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants Recipients