DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Announcements
DSHS Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plan
DSHS Vaccination Provider Enrollment
DSHS COVID-19 Vaccination Providers
DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine Management Resources
DSHS Texans Vaccinated for COVID-19 Dashboard
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and Support
CDC Healthcare Professionals: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination
CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
COVID-19 ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient Education
FDA FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ADMINISTERING VACCINE
FDA FACT SHEET FOR RECIPIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Safety and Other Information for US Health Care Professionals
CDC Product Information, Clinical Considerations, and FAQs for the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine
CDC Product Information, Clinical Considerations, and FAQs for the Moderna Vaccine
Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19
Fast, smooth, relatively painless. That’s the way Texas Medical Association President Diana L. Fite, MD, described her experience as part of the state’s first batch of essential health care workers to receive initial doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
TMA physician experts created a chart to help Texans make informed choices about which activities are safest to do during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Physician members of the TMA COVID-19 Task Force and the TMA Committee on Infectious Diseases prepared the chart. The doctors rated the activities assuming that participants are wearing a mask when practical, staying at least 6 feet away from people who are not immediate family members, and washing their hands frequently.
Need PPE but have trouble meeting vendor minimums? Have you had difficulty accessing the state supply? Look no further. Now you can use TMA's new Texas-based PPE vendor guide, with information to help locate what you need from vendors that can supply small- to medium-sized practices with little or no minimum order quantities.
As cases spike again throughout the state, the Texas Medical Association and four other members of the Texas Health Care Industry Strike Force on COVID-19 are reinforcing the call to wear masks through a new public service announcement campaign entitled "Texas Strong."
Nobody’s certain when the first COVID-19 vaccines will be available, but you can take important steps now to make sure you’re ready to vaccinate patients quickly once the shots arrive, state health leaders said this week.
As you probably are aware, convalescent plasma is one of the most promising options being studied for COVID-19. That’s why physicians should encourage recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma. If you need more tips and resources to deliver that message to patients, the Texas Medical Association has created a webpage on donating plasma. The webpage includes links to donation sites and social media assets you can share to your own social media pages.
Quick How-To Testing Guide
TMA COVID-19 Vaccine Administrator Checklist
Where to Buy Personal Protective Equipment
COVID-19 Pediatric Symptom Severity Chart and Parental Guide - English Version
COVID-19 Pediatric Symptom Severity Chart and Parental Guide - Spanish Version
COVID-19 Safety Is Everyone's Business
Guide for Physicians: Achieving Successful Returns to School
Family Violence During COVID-19
COVID-19 Testing Decision Tree - English Version
COVID-19 Testing Decision Tree - Spanish Version
TMA's Symptom Tracker
Medical Ethics and COVID-19
General Overview of State Civil Liability Protections for Volunteer Physicians
PPE Distribution FAQ
Behavioral Health During COVID-19: Tips and Strategies for Helping Patients Manage Distress
Practice Viability FAQs
White Paper Explains Non-Urgent Procedures Rule
Specialty Society Guidance on Non-Urgent Procedures
COVID-19 Treatment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
PPE Supply & Shortage FAQs
Infection Control FAQ
Human Resources Tips and FAQ
Texas DSHS COVID-19 Call Center:1-877-570-9779Hours:7:00 am – 8:00 pm,DailyTexas DSHS 24/7 Line: (888) 963-7111Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas DSHS Drive-Thru ScreeningDSHS Drive-Thru Screening Locations
How to contact your Local Health DepartmentCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID) Local Health Entities
CDC UpdatesCOCA Calls
24 Hour CDC Clinician Hotline(770) 488-7100
CDC News Releases and Health Alert Network (HAN)
County Medical SocietiesCMS PPE DrivesHow to Organize a PPE Drive
FDAFDA Emergency Use Authorizations
Mental Health Support24/7 HHSC Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support(833) 986-1919
Global CasesCOVID-19 Global Cases by John Hopkins CSSE
Texas CasesCOVID-19 Case Count in Texas
TMA Knowledge CenterSubmit Your Questions to the TMA Knowledge Center
The Challenges of Aging During COVID-19: Long Term Care, Vaccination and IsolationNIHCM FoundationDate: Friday, Jan. 15, 2021Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Engaging Faith Leaders Advances Effective COVID-19 Response CDC COVID-19 Partner UpdateDate: Monday, Jan. 25, 2020Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM CT
NHMA COVID-19 Virtual Briefing SeriesDate: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET
The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful clinical outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each physician and health care provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.
Practice Log Forms
Disinfectant LogStaff Temperature Log
Visit TMA’s COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit for items to share on your own social media pages.
Customized Letter for Essential Health Care Faculty to Use to Travel Under Stay-at-Home Orders
Customizable Permission Letter for School or Work
Customized Signs From DSHS
Outdoor signs: English, SpanishIndoor Signs: English, Spanish
Coronavirus Alert for Health Care Settings – English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese
Symptoms of Coronavirus – English, Spanish
Stop the Spread of Germs – English, Chinese, Spanish
COVID-19 Notice - TMB Minimum Standards of Safe Practice
COVID-19: How to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season
COVID-19: Know and Lower Your Risks
COVID-19: Quick Tip - How to Be Productive Working Remotely
How to Have Sensitive Discussions Virtually
COVID-19: Quick Tip - When Someone Tests Positive
COVID-19: When Home Isn't A Safe Place
TMA Podcast Answers Your PPP Loan FAQs
Reopening Your Practice Post-COVID-19 Webinar
TMA Practice Well Podcast: COVID-19: Reopening Your Practice
CME-to-Go: Reopening Your Practice Post-COVID-19
COVID-19 CME from TMA
NOTE: You can find a complete listing of all TMA Practice Well podcast here.
Use This Permission Letter to Excuse COVID-19 Patients from Work or School
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Available for COVID-19 Outpatients in Texas
Why Vaccine Opponents Think They Know More Than Medical Experts
Ten Things to Know to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
Don't Delay Administering Vaccines, Health Officials Tell Facilities
All Texans 65 and Older Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccine
What's Different About the Available COVID-19 Vaccines?
Hang This Sign on Your Door to Keep Patients and Staff Safe
COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit
COVID-19 Poses Serious Mental Health Challenges
TeleTown Hall Recordings –Sept. 17,June 23, May 18, May 7,April 20,andMarch 10
Got COVID-19 questions? Email or Call the Knowledge Center.