Testimonials From Local Impact Grant Recipients

“We have been excited by the student engagement addressing barriers to HPV vaccination throughout the school year on campus. In the future, these student leaders will become parents, community leaders, and opinion leaders willing to voice the truth about vaccine efficacy. This shot clinic has had a far-reaching impact, beyond anything we ever thought was possible.” – Celeste Caballero, MD, San Angelo (event was on Angelo State University campus) 

“Our organization was able to partner with the Salvation Army to provide a free flu shot clinic to people living there. We gained a valuable community partner that is excited to help us serve our community in making Tyler a healthier place to live.” – Joi Smith, Smith County Medical Society Alliance 

“The vaccine clinic was helpful because the health professionals who volunteered at the event were able to educate the attendees regarding the benefits of vaccinations and the importance of developing herd immunity in the community. They were able to change behaviors by pointing out the myths associated with vaccination and how influenza vaccination reduces the overall burden of influenza in the community.” – Lekshmi Nair, MD, Manvel 

“The overarching lesson of the last few years holding this event has been that connecting the families to additional services beyond vaccinations results in better turnout, more patient engagement, and the establishment of a health home. While the primary goal of Don’t Miss the Bus is to provide children with the vaccines they need to attend school, helping to connect families to the other resources they need draws them in.” – Heather McDonald, Lone Star Family Health Center, Conroe 

“TMA has been an ongoing collaborator and contributor to health in Lamar County. When we heard about the Be Wise  ̶  Immunize grants, it spurred us to create a great way to use that grant in our community. Our drive-through flu shot clinic would not exist without the TMA’s support, both financial and in their programming suggestions and help.”Amanda Green, MD, Lamar-Delta CMS  

“Our clinics were able to impact local residents’ lives with the flu vaccines and educate the public on the services we provide, as well as the importance of vaccines.” – Vernell Labaj, Body of Christ Community Clinic, Belton


Last Updated On

February 10, 2020