2018 Be Wise – Immunize Local Impact Grant Recipients

These Local Impact Grants were approved in 2018: 

 Baylor College of Medicine TMA Chapter will partner with HOMES Clinic, a student-run medical clinic in Houston that provides medical care for homeless people, to give free flu vaccinations at the Beacon homeless shelter in fall 2019. 

Maria Chapa, MD, San Antonio, and Live Healthy Clinic, will provide flu vaccinations to San Antonians in one of the city’s poorest areas in fall 2019. 

Concho Valley County Medical Society gave 75 free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations to students at Angelo State University (ASU) at a health fair in March 2019. ASU, Esperanza Clinic, San Angelo Community Medical Center, Shannon Hospital, and the Texas Department of State Health Services joined in the event, along with the ASU Student Government Association and ASU Nursing Department.   

El Paso Pediatric Associates provided flu vaccinations to nearly 90 children at a clinic health fair in fall 2018.  

Lata Joshi, MD, and Lone Star Family Health Center, Conroe, provided back-to-school vaccinations, along with a well-child visit, to 100 uninsured kids in Montgomery County during the clinic’s second Don’t Miss the Bus program in 2018. 

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 in 2018.

Lubbock County Medical Society Alliance, as part of the South Plains Immunization Network, will work with the local Meals on Wheels organization in spring and summer 2019 to provide bacterial pneumonia vaccinations to home-bound, at-risk citizens.

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth TMA Chapter partnered with the HOMES Clinic, a student-run medical clinic that provides medical care for homeless people, to offer free flu and hepatitis A/B vaccinations at the Beacon homeless shelter in Houston in fall 2018.    

Lekshmi Nair, MD, along with Love to Share Foundation America-Dallas chapter, provided free flu vaccinations at the Life & Soul Health Fair in Garland in 2018. 

Dr. Nair, along with Love to Share Foundation America, provided 100 free flu shots to Brazoria County children and adults at the 8th Annual Life & Soul Health Fair in Manvel in 2018.

Smith County Medical Society provided the second HPV vaccination in a three-shot series to Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler students in 2018. The Northeast Texas Public Health District also participated. The society previously provided the first shot to students with help from a Be Wise Local Impact Grant. 

Smith County Medical Society Alliance provided free flu vaccinations for children and adults at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk in Tyler in fall 2018. 

The University of Texas Dell Medical School TMA Chapter is providing pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations to Austin children and adults who live in ZIP codes with the city’s highest rates of whooping cough during spring 2019. 

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 in fall 2018. 

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May 03, 2019