July 29, 2019
- WHAT: Montgomery County incoming schoolchildren can get free vaccinations at the Don’t Miss the Bus back-to-school event. Area kindergartners through 12th-graders can get a well check, along with vaccinations required for school to prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases. Lone Star Family Health Center and the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program will join forces to provide shots to local kids.
- WHEN: Aug. 5, 1-5 pm, community fair kickoff event (appointment required for vaccinations), Conroe location
- Aug. 6-16 (daily), 1-5 pm (appointment required for vaccinations), Conroe location
- Aug. 12-16 (daily), 1-5 pm (appointment required for vaccinations), Willis and Spring locations
- WHERE: At these Lone Star Family Health Center locations:
- Conroe: 605 S. Conroe Medical Dr.
- Spring: 440 Rayford Rd.
- Willis: 9516 W. FM 1097, Ste. 140
- WHO: Lone Star Family Health Center, TMA’s Be Wise – Immunize program, and Conroe school children
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a great time to make sure children’s vaccinations are up to date before school.
The kickoff fair is open to the public. It will feature a variety of community resources, such as the local food bank and public transportation. Organizers also will hand out backpacks and other school supplies. Vaccinations will be available by appointment.
Following the kickoff event, back-to-school vaccinations will be available each day by appointment for children in conjunction with their well-child visit Aug. 6-16 (vaccines available while supplies last) at the Conroe, Spring, and Willis locations.
Please call Lone Star Family Health Center at (936) 539-4004 to schedule appointments.
Lone Star Family Health Center received a grant from TMA’s Be Wise – Immunize program to support this event. Be Wise – Immunize has given more than 360,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004. Funding for Be Wise – Immunize is provided in 2019 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.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 53,000 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.
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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