Be Wise — Immunize

  • Protect Yourself From Cancer. Get the HPV Shot.

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    Eighty percent of people in the United States will get HPV, most as teens or young adults. Each year, 28,000 Americans are diagnosed with cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

    A shot can protect you. TMA urges teens and young adults to get vaccinated against HPV.

    • Make an appointment with your doctor.
    • Call 2-1-1 or contact your local health department to find a vaccination location.
    • Visit your university or campus health clinic.

    Most insurance companies, the Texas Vaccines for Children program, and the Adult Safety Net program cover the cost of the HPV vaccine.

    HPV Infographic
  •  All About Be Wise — Immunize

    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.


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  • What Be Wise Offers Physicians

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    Be Wise — Immunize keeps you up to date on vaccinations and helps you improve your vaccination practices.

    Enhance Your Vaccination Practices   
  • How Do I Plan an Event or Clinic?


    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.

    Plan Your Event  
  • Fund Your Be Wise Event or Clinic

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    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.

    Apply for a Grant  
  • Vaccination Resources

    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.

  • Thank you

    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 2017 thanks to major gifts from H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute, along with generous contributions from physicians and their families.

  • TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering personal advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state.

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?