Vaccines Defend What Matters is TMA’s integrated, multimedia public health education and advocacy effort to overcome vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccination rates in Texas.
Texas physicians want to help you make informed decisions for you and your family using information from trusted sources. This page has vaccine information and education for people of all ages.
Encourage your friends, family and patients to get vaccinated.
Use TMA's Vaccines Defend What Matters Social Media Toolkit for links to videos and downloadable graphics to share on your own social media channels.
View the Toolkit
What vaccines do I need as an adult? (CDC)
Why do I need to keep my vaccines up to date? (CDC)
How can I get a vaccine if I don’t have health insurance? (DSHS)
Additional resources can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) vaccination webpages for children and adults, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Child CDC Resources
Adult CDC Resources
Texas DSHS Resources
TMA Foundation offers grants of up to $3,500 to fund vaccination activities, educational resources, and community outreach events. County medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, medical student chapters, and TMA member-physician practices/clinics can apply.
Apply for a Grant
Learn about TMA’s work on Infectious Diseases and Immunizations
Hechos de COVID-19
Preguntas Frecuentes Para Niñas
Questions about the Texas Medical Association? Call or email the Knowledge Center.
TMA’s Vaccines Defend What Matters is funded in 2022 by the TMA Foundation thanks to major support from H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute, Permian Basin Youth Chavarim and gifts from physicians and their families.
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