• Be Wise — Immunize

    • Grants Available for Vaccination Events

      You can receive up to $2,500 for a local vaccination event. TMA's Be Wise - ImmunizeSM offers Local Impact Grants for shot clinics that target children, adolescents, or adults. Eligible applicants are physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance chapters, and county medical societies. Grant proposals are accepted on March 1, July 1, and Nov. 1. TMA recommends you apply at least four to six months in advance of your shot clinic.  

      Be Wise - Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and medical students, and the TMA Alliance. It is funded by TMA Foundation in 2016 thanks to major gifts from H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute, along with generous contributions from physicians and their families. 

  • What is Be Wise — Immunize?

    • Be Wise — Immunize is a public health initiative of TMA.

      The program works with physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members to improve vaccination rates in Texas through education and hands-on immunization clinics.

      Be Wise — Immunize is made possible through a grant from TMA Foundation thanks to top donors — H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute, and Permian Basin Youth Chavarim — along with gifts from physicians and their families.
  • What Does Be Wise — Immunize Offer for Physicians?

    • Be Wise — Immunize keeps you up to date on vaccinations and helps you improve your vaccination practices.
      Be Wise can help you: implement or enhance vaccination practices in your office with our vaccination toolkits and continuing medical education courses; talk to your patients or the public about vaccines with our educational materials; host a low-cost/free shot clinic after hours or on the weekend; understand health care worker vaccination requirements and promote vaccinations among your employees; and keep up with the latest vaccine news.
  • How Do I Plan a Be Wise — Immunize Event or Clinic?

  • Funding Your Be Wise — Immunize Event

  • Be Wise — Immunize Success

  • Be Wise — Immunize News Room

    • Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer
      A vaccination during adolescence can prevent cancer later in life. During Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, Texas physicians want to encourage parents to get their adolescents vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of almost all cervical cancers. Even unvaccinated older teens and young adults can benefit.
    • Spread Cheer, Not the Flu, Say Physicians
      Many people consider the holidays a time for spreading love and cheer, not the flu. But physicians say the increase in holiday gatherings, traveling, and shopping in crowds could provide the perfect environment for spreading influenza. That’s why Texas physicians, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urge people to get their yearly flu shot before they visit their loved ones this December. 
    • Flu Shots Protect More Than Just You
      A new study says when younger adults get vaccinated, older people suffer fewer cases of flu and its potentially life-threatening complications. Texas Medical Association (TMA) physicians urge Texas adults to get vaccinated now to protect yourself and those around you.
    • Celebrate Grandparenting: Stay Healthy by Vaccinating
      Grandparents are an important part of children’s lives. Even before grandbabies are born, grandparents can help protect them from disease by getting themselves vaccinated. For Grandparents Day on Sept. 13, Texas Medical Association (TMA) physicians urge grandparents to make sure their shots are up to date.
    • College Students: Put Required Vaccination on To-Do List
      As young adults make final preparations for college, the physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) remind college-bound students to put the meningitis vaccination on their to-do list.
    • Eight Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants
      Eight communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program.  The program awarded grants totaling nearly $18,000 to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance chapters (comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses), who often partner with other local organizations to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans.  
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