TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize to Give Nearly 2,000 Flu Shots

 Sept. 27, 2017

  • WHAT: Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program announces vaccination clinics across the state providing free flu shots to protect Texans from influenza, or flu. TMA physicians and volunteers will administer nearly 2,000 vaccinations at the clinics.  
  • WHEN: Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 2017 (See schedule below.)
  • WHERE: Your community and others across the state 
  • WHO: The Be Wise clinics are hosted by TMA physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance members (TMA physician and spouse volunteers), county medical societies, and community immunization coalitions. 

TMA is coming to communities across Texas to vaccinate to prevent flu. The flu is a severe respiratory virus, much worse than the common cold … and it can be deadly. Doctors say everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccination every year to protect themselves and those around them.  

TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program has given nearly 330,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004. Funding for Be Wise — Immunize is provided by the TMA Foundation in 2017 thanks to generous support from H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute, along with contributions from physicians and their families. 

Below is a schedule of upcoming Be Wise flu events, which kick off close to Oct. 1, Influenza Awareness Day.  

TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize Schedule: Flu Clinics Fall 2017

All clinics are free and are open to the public unless otherwise noted.  

9/30
Event: Health Fiesta on the Beach 
Local Sponsor: Stephen Vaughn, MD 
Location: Bethesda Community Church, 4700 N. Beach St., Haltom City
Time: 9 am-1 pm 
 
10/7
Event: Life & Soul Health Fair 
Local Sponsor: Lekshmi Nair, MD; Radhika Kolli, MD; and Love to Share Foundation America-Dallas Chapter 
Location: Pebble Creek Montessori School, 8014 Coit Rd., Plano
Time: 9 am-noon
 
10/28
Event: Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic 
Local Sponsor: Lamar-Delta County Medical Society (CMS) and Paris-Lamar County Health District 
Location: First Federal Community Bank, 3010 N.E. Loop 286, Paris
Time: Noon-4 pm
 
10/28
Event: Fall Festival & Flu Vaccine Clinic 
Local Sponsor: El Paso Pediatric Associates
Location: El Paso Pediatric Associates, 1160 Saddle Bronc, El Paso
Time: 9 am-1 pm
 
10/28
Event: Hopefest 2017 
Local Sponsor: Lamia Kadir, MD
Location: Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman Dr., Austin 
Time: 9:30 am-3 pm
 
11/5
Event: H.O.M.E.S. Clinic Vaccine Initiative 
Local Sponsor: Baylor College of Medicine TMA Chapter
Location: The Beacon homeless shelter, 1212 Prairie St., Houston
Time: 10 am-3 pm
 
11/5
Event: H.O.M.E.S. Clinic Vaccine Initiative  
Local Sponsor: McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at Houston TMA Chapter
Location: The Beacon homeless shelter, 1212 Prairie St., Houston
Time: 9 am-Noon
 
11/7
Event: Flu Shot Clinic 
Local Sponsor: Lubbock-Crosby-Garza CMS Alliance and South Plains Immunization Network
Location: South Plains Food Bank, 5605 MLK Jr. Blvd., Lubbock
Time: 10 am-3 pm
 
11/11 & 11/18
Event: 6th Annual Immunization Drive 
Local Sponsor: UT Medical Branch at Galveston Family Medicine Interest Group
Location: The Luke Society Clinic, 1903 Church St., Galveston
Time: 8-9 am
 
11/18
Event: Vaquero Clinica de Salud Inaugural Influenza Vaccine Drive (open to Peñitas community)
Local Sponsor: UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine TMA chapter
Location: Vaquero Clinica de Salud, 17617 Sabal Palm Dr., Peñitas
Time: 8 am-5 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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Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.

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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