With COVID-19 here and flu season starting, TMA has created a downloadable poster to help physicians stress the importance of flu vaccination – this year more than ever. The poster is available in English and Spanish.
As you know, virtual and in-person classes are under way or will soon start in schools across Texas, so it’s important that students be up to date with vaccinations.
Be Wise – Immunize is a public health initiative of TMA that works to counter vaccine hesitancy in Texas through education and shot clinics. The program aims to enhance vaccination outreach efforts by physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members.
Vaccines are all about reducing the risk of getting a disease; anti-vaccine arguments are designed to downplay how risky those diseases can be.
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.
The latest news releases:
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.
Best Shot Videos by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (pneumococcal, shingles, and whooping cough)
The History of Vaccines (The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Guidance on Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic (CDC)
Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic (CDC)
Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations (CDC recommendations for routine or emergency vaccinations)
Clear Answers and Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots (Ari Brown, MD, Austin)
Influenza (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Be Wise – Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and medical students, and the TMA Alliance. It is funded in 2020 by the TMA Foundation thanks to H-E-B, Permian Basin Youth Chavarim, TMF Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families.
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Got Be Wise questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.