These Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants were approved in 2016:
Bexar County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance provided free flu vaccinations to child care workers to protect them and the kids in their care from seasonal flu.
Adrian Billings, MD, PhD; Katie Ray, MD; and Presidio County Health Services provided free flu shots to 100 kids and adults in Presidio County, where flu vaccination rates have fallen well below state and national averages.
Jill Holland, MD, and Faith Family Medical Clinic, Kilgore, gave underserved and uninsured seniors a free bacterial pneumonia vaccination in conjunction with the clinic’s flu shot push.
Lamia Kadir, MD, Austin gave 100 free flu shots to underserved children and adults at a community festival.
McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston TMA Chapter provided free flu vaccinations for underserved minority adults and children at a church health fair in Pasadena.
Drs. Lekshmi Nair and Hema Salvady, Manvel, along with Love to Share Foundation America, gave 115 free flu shots to local children and adults at an annual health fair in Brazoria County.
Paris-Lamar County Health District, along with Lamar-Delta CMS, gave 400 local adults free flu shots at a drive-through clinic.
Parker CMS gave 200 free flu shots to children and adults in Parker County at the organization’s fifth annual health fair.
Smith CMS provided 100 back-to-school vaccinations to students in Whitehouse Independent School District in conjunction with the Northeast Texas Public Health District.
Smith CMS Alliance provided nearly 140 flu shots to kids who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas and their family members.
South Plains Immunization Network, along with Lubbock-Crosby-Garza CMS Alliance, provided 120 free flu vaccinations to low-income adults in Lubbock in conjunction with a local food bank in November.
Stephen B. Vaughn, MD, and Mercy Effect, Fort Worth, vaccinated 350 underserved Haltom City residents against flu at a local health fair.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine TMA chapter offered childhood and adult vaccinations to underserved El Paso residents who attended SUNS (Students United para Nuestra Salud) Health Fair events.