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
- WHERE: Whitehouse Independent
School District Annex Building, 106 Wildcat Dr., Whitehouse (located near the junior high
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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
Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.
Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381;
cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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