2019 Be Wise – Immunize Local Impact Grant Recipients

These local impact grants were approved in 2019:

Bell County Medical Society vaccinated 160 patients at Body of Christ Community Clinic against flu. Uninsured residents from Belton, Salado, and Temple are treated in the clinic.

Concho Valley County Medical Society, along with community partners, will give free human papillomavirus vaccinations to students at Angelo State University at a health fair in March 2020.

El Paso Pediatric Associates provided flu prevention education and nearly 99 flu vaccinations at no cost to children and their families at three clinic events.

Hope Springs Water provided flu vaccinations at the annual Turkey Trot in Athens. Drs. Douglas Curran and Ted Mettetal provided physician support.  

Lamar-Delta County Medical Society and Paris-Lamar County Health District, along with other community partners, gave more than 250 flu shots at no cost to local adults at their sixth annual drive-through clinic in Paris.

Lata Joshi, MD, and Lone Star Family Health Center, Conroe, provided back-to-school vaccinations, along with a well-child visit, for nearly 200 uninsured kids in Montgomery County.

Felicity Mack, MD, of Houston, and Balance Family Medicine added 50 flu shots to a TMA Walk With a Doc Texas event.  

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 vaccinations in Houston.

Lekshmi Nair, MD, of Manvel, along with Love to Share Foundation America, provided free flu shots to Brazoria County children and adults at the 9th Annual Life & Soul Health Fair.

Drs. Lekshmi Nair and Arthi Rajagopal, along with Love to Share Foundation America, offered free flu vaccinations to children and adults at the Life & Soul Health Fair in Garland.

Texas A&M University College of Medicine students will vaccinate at-risk patients against pneumococcal disease at the student-run clinic in Temple that serves indigent patients.

The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine Family Medicine lnterest Group gave free flu shots at St. Vincent’s Student Clinic Health Fair and the Luke Society Clinic in Galveston. Pneumococcal and Tdap vaccinations also were offered.

University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) TMA Chapter worked with Refugee Health Initiative, a student organization at TCOM, to vaccinate more than 100 refugees against flu.

UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine TMA Chapter vaccinated 70 women at Alpha Home, a rehabilitation center, against flu.

UT Health San Antonio TMA Chapter will give hepatitis vaccinations at the Pride Clinic, a student-run clinic that provides medical care to the LGBTQ+ community.

Williamson County and Cities Health District administered 120 free flu vaccines to residents of Taylor. Medical Director Lori Palazzo, MD, and Vinita Magoon, DO, oversaw the project.

Citizens Medical Center in Victoria hosted its first “Boo the Flu” event, which raised awareness of flu prevention and provided 150 free flu vaccines to students on the University of Houston-Victoria campus. Leilani Valdes, MD, provided physician support.

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February 20, 2020