Aug. 1, 2018
August is National
Immunization Awareness Month, and a great opportunity to make sure children’s vaccinations
are up-to-date before school.
vaccinations will be available for children who are eligible for the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program. Limited shots will be
available on a first-come, first-served basis for kids who are underinsured (meaning
their insurance coverage requires parents to pay a deductible or the insurance
limits the vaccinations covered). Parents should bring their child’s
immunization record and health insurance information.
will be offered at no cost, or for a $10 administration fee, depending on
insurance coverage. Children with private or commercial insurance must have
insurance verified before the event. Contact NET Health at (903) 510-5604 by 3
pm on Friday, Aug. 10. Children with unverified insurance cannot be
Health will accept cash or a check (with a check number of 500 or greater) for
The Smith CMS
staff can answer questions at (903) 593-7058.
received a grant from TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program to support this event.
Be Wise — Immunize has given more than 341,000 shots to Texas children,
adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004. Funding for Be Wise —
Immunize is provided in 2018 by the Texas Medical Association Foundation with generous support from H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute, Pfizer Inc., and gifts
from physicians and their families.
is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 51,000
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. TMA Foundation raises funds to
support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the
family of medicine.
Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.
Brent Annear (512) 370-1381;
cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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