Whitehouse Kids to Receive Vaccinations for School

Aug. 3, 2016

  • WHAT: Whitehouse incoming kindergartners through 12th-graders can get vaccinations to prepare for school and to prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases. The Smith County Medical Society (CMS) and Texas Medical Association (TMA) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program will join forces to provide vaccinations to local kids.
      
  • WHEN: Aug. 9, 2016, 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 6 pm (during school registration) 

  • WHERE: Whitehouse Independent School District Annex Building, 106 Wildcat Dr.,  Whitehouse (located near the junior high school) 

  • WHO: Smith CMS, Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health), and TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize program  

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a great opportunity to make sure children’s vaccinations are up-to-date before school.

Vaccinations will be available for children who are eligible for the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program. Limited shots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for children who are underinsured (this means their insurance coverage requires a deductible or has a cap on vaccinations).

Vaccinations will be offered at no cost, or for a $10 administration fee, depending on insurance coverage. For questions about eligibility or insurance verification, contact NET Health at (903) 510-5604 by 3 pm on Friday, Aug. 5. Insurance must be verified in advance and will not be verified on site. Children with unverified insurance cannot be vaccinated. Questions about the event can be directed to Smith CMS at (903) 593-7058.

Smith CMS received a grant from TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program to support this event. Be Wise — Immunize has given nearly 300,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004. Funding for Be Wise — Immunize is provided in 2016 by the Texas Medical Association Foundation with generous support from H-E-B and the TMF Health Quality Institute, along with gifts from physicians and their families.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 49,000 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:  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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