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Dallas residency program wins AAFP vaccine grant The Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program of Dallas was awarded one of seven 2016 Senior Immunization Grants from … more
By Joey Berlin
The Texas Public Health Coalition and diligent physicians earned significant victories during the 84th Texas Legislature in their drive to reduce tobacco and electronic cigarette use.
Lawmakers also provided the Texas Department of State Health Services with a likely bump in chronic disease prevention funding, and an effort to keep children’s immunization records in the state registry through their early adult years made its way into law.more
Atlantic Health Partners provides affordable immunizations
What better time than now to analyze your vaccine needs? TAFP partners with an organization to help our members more … more
By Lamia Kadir, M.D.
Brushy Creek Family Physicians
As summer vacation draws to an end, lunches, school buses, and homework will soon replace swimsuits, road trips, and television. For those family physicians who see pediatric patients, sports physicals and well child checks are aplenty. It is our responsibility to remind our patients and their parents of the importance of routine immunizations. As we all know, prevention of disease is essential for both patient health and control of medical costs.
The national vaccine immunization program is one of the most successful examples of effective preventive care in the U.S. Want some powerful examples? How about the marked decrease in cases of invasive haemophilus influenzae type b infection since the introduction of HIB conjugate vaccines in December 1987? The number of cases in children younger than five years of age declined by more than 99 percent by 2000. Here’s another: In 1979, the global eradication of smallpox was announced, one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine, made possible by the advent of the smallpox vaccine.more
Apply for immunization clinic grant
The Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise — Immunize program is currently accepting grant applications for local vaccination events in 2013. The … more
TAFP advocates for physician inclusion in vaccine listing
Register your practice as a flu vaccine provider with HHS
Together with the Texas Medical Association, Texas Pediatric … more
Apply for a grant for your Be Wise — Immunize event
The Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise — Immunize program is accepting grant applications until Oct. 1 for local vaccination … more
DSHS: Encourage 18-year-old patients to consent to ImmTrac adult immunization registry
The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking family physicians to reach out to … more
Observe National Immunization Awareness Month in August and alert patients to the lifetime need for immunizations
Each year, thousands of persons become ill from diseases that … more
Resources available on meningococcal vaccine requirements for entering college students
Before your adolescent patients head to college, they must be vaccinated against bacterial … more