TMA urges physicians to take the lead in the fight against the flu by getting themselves vaccinated. To make it easy, TMA will offer a flu shot clinic during TMA's Fall Conference. Stop by Baron's Ballroom C at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines between 8 am and 9 am on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The quadrivalent flu vaccine will be $40, with cash/check collected on site. TMA is providing the flu shot clinic for physician members, their families, and office staff. UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and Scott & White insurances will be accepted.
Reserve your vaccination time slot when you register for the conference. TMA's Council on Health Promotion and Be Wise — ImmunizeSM are cosponsoring the event.
Be Wise — Immunize also offers these tools you can use to protect yourself, your staff, and your patients this flu season:
- Provide flu facts at a glance with TMA's flu infographic (in English and Spanish). Post a copy in your waiting room, download it to your website or Facebook page, or hand out copies.
- Remind your employees to get their flu vaccination with this poster to hang in your break room or other areas where your staff gather. TMA supports 100-percent flu vaccination coverage for health care workers.
- Use TMA's educational and giveaway items at your Be Wise — Immunize flu shot clinic in October. Oct. 1 is Influenza Awareness Day in Texas, so TMA urges physicians to host a shot clinic sometime that month to improve vaccination coverage statewide.
To order flu materials or to learn about hosting a shot clinic, contact Tammy Wishard, TMA's outreach coordinator, by email or by phone at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, or (512) 370-1470.
TMA launched Be Wise — Immunize in 2004 to increase Texas' immunization rates. Since then, the program has given more than 300,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults.
Be Wise – Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and medical students, and the TMA Alliance. It is funded in 2016 by TMA Foundation 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, Sept. 1, 2016
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April 20, 2018