TMA to Vaccinate Kids for School in August

August 1, 2017

  • WHAT: During National Immunization Awareness Month, Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program supports vaccination clinics across the state to prepare children for school and prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases. 

  • WHEN: Aug. 5-Sept. 1, 2017

  • WHERE: Your community and others across the state (See schedule below.) 

  • WHO: TMA physicians, TMA Alliance members, and community organizations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a good time to make sure your child’s vaccinations are up to date. TMA physicians and TMA Alliance members, and local organizations will offer free or low-cost vaccinations in their communities to prepare kids to return to school.

TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program has given more than 315,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004. Funding for Be Wise — Immunize is provided in 2017 by the TMA Foundation thanks to generous support from H-E-B andTMF Health Quality Institute, along with gifts from physicians and their families.  

Below is a schedule of vaccination events across the state.  

Be Wise — Immunize Schedule: August 2017

8/5      
Event: North Texas Wellness Fair (open to the public; free sponsored vaccines for eligible children, and adult Tdap) [Please bring immunization record.]       
Sponsor: Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC). Tarrant County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance is a member.        
Location: Education Service Center Region 11, 1451 S. Cherry Ln., White Settlement, 8 am-1 pm

8/7        
Event: Back-to-School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost eligible child and adult vaccines) [Please bring immunization record.]  
Sponsor: ICTC                      
Location: 6 Stones - Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd., Room 100, Bedford, Noon-6 pm

8/7-18  
Event: Don’t Miss the Bus (appointments are required)              
Sponsor: Lone Star Family Health Center (FHC)    
Location: Lone Star FHC, 605 S. Conroe Medical Dr., Conroe, time varies

8/8-9 8/11          
Event: Back-to-School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost eligible child and adult vaccines) [Please bring immunization record.]        
Sponsor: ICTC      
Location: 6 Stones - Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd., Room 100, Bedford, 9 am-6 pm

8/10      
Event: Tarrant County Back to School Roundup (open to the public, free sponsored vaccines for eligible children, and adult Tdap) [Please bring immunization record.] Participants must be preregistered. Call 2-1-1 to register.              
Sponsor: ICTC      
Location: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, 8 am-2 pm

8/11      
Event: Back-to-School Immunization Clinic at Whitehouse Independent School District (WISD)  
Sponsor: Smith CMS and Northeast Texas Health Public Health  District    
Location: WISD Annex Building, 106 Wildcat Dr., Whitehouse, 9 am-Noon; 1-6 pm

8/12      
Event: Be Wise Immunize The Ones You Love  
Sponsor: Comal County Office of Public Health      
Location: Comal County Office of Public Health, 1297 Church Hill Dr. Ste. 102, New Braunfels, 9 am-2 pm

8/14      
Event: Back-to-School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost eligible child and adult vaccines) [Please bring immunization record.]  
Sponsor: ICTC      
Location: Family Life Gym, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis and Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, Noon-6 pm

8/15-18
Event: Back-to-School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost eligible child and adult vaccines) [Please bring immunization record.]  
Sponsor: ICTC      
Family Life Gym, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis and Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, 9 am-6 pm

8/19      
Event: HPV Awareness & Back- to-School Immunization Drive (open to the public; affordable cost to all families in attendance)      
Sponsor: Bexar CMS Alliance        
Location: Gilbert Garza Community Center, 1450 Mira Vista, San Antonio, 9 am-2 pm

8/19      
Event: Back-to-School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost eligible child and adult vaccines) [Please bring immunization record.]  
Sponsor: ICTC      
Location: Family Life Gym, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis and Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, 9 am-2 pm

8/21-25
Event: Back-to-School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost eligible child and adult vaccines) [Please bring immunization record.]  
Sponsor: ICTC      
Location: La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy. (Suite 1995 — Payless Shoe Source), Fort Worth, 9 am-6 pm

8/26      
Event: Back-to-School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost eligible child and adult vaccines) [Please bring immunization record.]  
Sponsor: ICTC      
Location: La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy. (Suite 1995 — Payless Shoe Source), Fort Worth, 9 am-2 pm

8/28-9/1              
Event: Back-to-School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost eligible child and adult vaccines) [Please bring immunization record.]        
Sponsor: ICTC      
Location: La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy. (Suite 1995 — Payless Shoe Source), Fort Worth, 9 am-6 pm


 TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 50,000 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.

 

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Contact:  Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

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