A recent survey of TMA members shows vaccine-preventable diseases are high on the list of causes they want to support in their personal outreach. TMA’s Be Wise – Immunize program is making changes that will provide more opportunities for member involvement and outreach.
Physicians: TMA has new tools to help you talk to your patients about the realities of diseases preventable by childhood and adult vaccinations. Each month’s installment features a different vaccine-preventable disease.
Although an anti-vaccine movement has continued to grow in Texas, the vast majority of voters support requiring vaccinations for Texas children, results from a poll released this week show. This is the third public opinion survey with very similar findings to be released in Texas in the past nine months.
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 keeps you up to date on vaccinations and helps you improve your vaccination practices.
TMA has the tools you need to plan, organize, and carry out a vaccination event. Or, if you want to staff a booth at your community health fair, we have free materials to educate that vaccinations are important, safe, and effective. Plus, our free merchandise for kids and Beatrice the Bee mascot make your event more fun.
Be Wise — Immunize offers Local Impact Grants to assist you in funding a local vaccination event. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to county medical societies (CMSs), TMA Alliance chapters, medical student chapters, and TMA member-physician practices/clinics.
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To find out where to get vaccinations in your community, call 2-1-1. This hotline has up-to-date information about where you can get specific vaccinations, such as meningococcal.
Be Wise — Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and medical students, and the TMA Alliance. It is funded in 2019 by the TMA Foundation thanks to H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute, Pfizer Inc., and gifts from physicians and their families.
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