Vaccines Defend What Matters (formerly Be Wise – Immunize) is TMA’s integrated, multimedia public health education and advocacy effort to overcome vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccination rates in Texas.
As part of this effort, TMA Foundation (TMAF) 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.
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.
Flu season is upon us, and physicians can help lessen the burden of flu and COVID-19 by encouraging their communities to get vaccinated to prevent influenza.
Vaccines are all about reducing the risk of getting a disease; anti-vaccine arguments are designed to downplay how risky those diseases can be.
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)
Got questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.