These Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants were approved in 2017:
Heather Aguirre, DO, and Austin Primary Care Physicians in Austin prevented bacterial pneumonia in 60 elderly Medicare patients by providing the vaccination free to people at higher risk who couldn’t afford the copay.
Baylor College of Medicine TMA Chapter and McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston TMA Chapter partnered with H.O.M.E.S. Clinic, a student-run medical clinic in Houston that provides medical care for homeless people, to give 175 free flu vaccinations at the Beacon homeless shelter. Each school hosted an event.
Bexar County Medical Society Alliance joined with the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District to provide 144 free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for children during a back-to-school vaccination drive in August.
Concho Valley County Medical Society gave 60 HPV vaccinations to students at Angelo State University (ASU) at a health fair in March. Shannon Medical Clinic, the ASU Student Government Association, the ASU Nursing Department, and the Texas Department of State Health Services joined in the event.
El Paso Pediatric Associates provided flu vaccinations to nearly 50 children at a clinic health fair.
David Hobson, MD, and Spring Branch Community Health Center provided free flu shots to underserved children and adults in the Houston area during a multiday flu drive event.
Lata Joshi, MD, and Lone Star Family Health Center, Conroe, provided back-to-school vaccinations, along with a well-child visit, for 150 uninsured kids in Montgomery County.
Lamia Kadir, MD, Austin, gave 100 underserved children and adults free flu shots at a local community festival.
Nandini Kohli, MD, and Austin Primary Care Physicians in Cedar Park helped prevent bacterial pneumonia in 40 elderly Medicare patients by providing the vaccination free to people at higher risk who couldn’t afford the copay.
Lamar-Delta County Medical Society and Paris-Lamar County Health District gave nearly 400 free flu shots to local adults (18 years and older) at its fourth annual drive-through clinic in Paris.
Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society Alliance and South Plains Immunization Network gave 130 free flu shots to adults in Lubbock in conjunction with South Plains Food Bank.
McLennan County Medical Society helped protect 40 adults and children from flu by offering free vaccinations at a local family abuse shelter.
Lekshmi Nair, MD, Manvel, along with Love to Share Foundation America-Dallas chapter, provided 25 free flu vaccinations at the Life & Soul Health Fair in Allen.
Drs. Lekshmi Nair, Jyoti Rao, and Hema Salvady of Manvel, along with Love to Share Foundation America, provided 90 free flu shots to Brazoria County children and adults at the 7th Annual Life & Soul Health Fair in Manvel.
Mary Neal, MD, Houston, and San José Clinic provided HPV vaccinations to eligible male and female patients aged 19 to 26 years.
Dorothy Overman, MD, and Comal County Public Health in New Braunfels, offered a first-time Saturday shot clinic to prepare 40 children aged 4 to 6 for school.
Potter-Randall County Medical Society Alliance and Heal the City free clinic provided back-to-school vaccinations for children in Amarillo.
Smith County Medical Society provided back-to-school and flu vaccinations to 100 students in Whitehouse Independent School District in conjunction with the Northeast Texas Public Health District.
Smith County Medical Society gave free HPV vaccinations to nearly 50 students at Tyler Junior College (TJC) and has another event planned at The University of Texas (UT) at Tyler. The Northeast Public Health District and the TJC and UT Tyler nursing schools participated.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine TMA Chapter and the Infectious Disease Interest Group provided screening and vaccinations for hepatitis B to at-risk populations in Fort Worth.
The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine Family Medicine lnterest Group in Galveston offered more than 100 free flu shots during its sixth annual vaccination drive at The Luke Society Clinic.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine TMA Chapter countered high incidence of influenza in Hidalgo County by administering 50 free flu vaccinations to residents of Pueblo de Palmas colonia in Peñitas.
Stephen B. Vaughn, MD, Fort Worth, along with North Texas Area Community Health Centers, provided 350 free flu vaccinations to Haltom City residents at Health Fiesta on the Beach, a wellness event at Bethesda Community Church.