Boost Community Immunity With a Be Wise — Immunize Grant

Do you want to help improve the health of your community by hosting a shot clinic? Apply for a grant from TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program by Nov. 1 to support your local vaccination event. The 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 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. 

Since 2012, TMA's Be Wise — Immunize vaccine advocacy program has awarded 64 Local Impact Grants totaling nearly $120,000 to vaccinate Texans against the flu, pertussis, bacterial pneumonia, and other vaccine-preventable diseases. More than 8,000 uninsured or underinsured Texans have received a vaccination.

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. Physicians and volunteers have given more than 300,000 shots 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, Oct. 3, 2016 

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