‘Tis the season for gathering with family and friends to share food, fun and, unfortunately, bugs that can make people very sick. TMA urges everyone to get a few key vaccinations before the holidays. Whooping cough (pertussis) is especially dangerous for infants, and babies who get it can become so sick they die. Vaccinations help keep everyone – from babies and grandparents to cousins and friends – healthy.
You can receive up to $2,500 for a 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.
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.
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.
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.
Got Be Wise questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.