Prevent What's Preventable

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A Time for Action

Recommendations for Improving Texas Immunization Rates

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Everyone Can Do Something

Texas childhood immunization rates are below the national average. View the 2014 National Immunization Survey results on our Advocacy page. We have some important work to do, and we need your help to keep Texans protected. Click on "You Can Help" to get started today. 

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Community Immunity

An Interactive Group Exercise

By using the interactive Community Immunity exercise, TIP and its volunteers helped demonstrate the importance of immunization to more than 600 community members last year.

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Hurricane Harvey and Disease

When to Protect Yourself

Our community has shown selflessness and resilience amongst the catastrophe of the storm. Neighbors helping neighbors by any means necessary. Thousands of first responders and volunteers waded deep into flooded communities to save countless lives. Now in the aftermath, the potential for the spread of disease is enormous.

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What We Do

The Immunization Partnership helps individuals, physicians, and others with an interest in immunization to make smart choices about protecting our community from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Why We Do It

Every year, roughly 3 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases, and countless more suffer life-long disabilities. We believe in preventing what's preventable.


How We Do it

Our mission is to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases by educating the community, advocating for evidence-based public policy, and supporting immunization best practices.

Read Our Blog

Each week, we endeavor to  inform our readers on the latest news and information regarding vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Does "spacing out" vaccines really make them safer? What should you know about meningococcal disease? And what’s happening with the new Zika vaccine? Find out by visiting our blog.

TIP Talk

Check Out Our Resources

We know there is a lot of information out there about vaccines, and it can get a little overwhelming. Check out our science-based resources to help sort out fact from fiction so you can make the most informed choice possible for your family.

Parent Resources

Get Involved

Join TIP in advocating for science-based immunization policies  that keep our schools and communities safe from potentially dangerous diseases. Your voice counts.

Take Action

Improve Your Coalition

Learn more about coalition infrastructure, membership recruitment and retention, and more by checking out our resources and toolkits, or learn more about our Building Coalitions across Texas (BCaT) program. 

Information for Coalitions

Join Us for Our Events

TIP collaborates with partners throughout the state of Texas to host events centered on immunization education and advocacy. Check out our upcoming events page to find out more.

Upcoming Events

View Training Materials

Need help getting started with your coalition? Want to learn more about using social media? Check out TIP's coalition toolkits and resources. 

Toolkits and Training Videos

Download Valuable Resources

Learn how to respond to patients’ concerns regarding vaccination, download the latest Vaccine Information Statements, review the recommended immunization schedule, and more by going to our provider resources.

Provider Resources

Participate in Our Education Events

TIP hosts provider education events throughout the year to help you stay up to date on the latest information and strategies pertaining to vaccination. Find out more by visiting our upcoming events page.

Upcoming Events

Make Your Voice Heard

Stay up-to-date on policy issues impacting immunizations in Texas by signing up to receive legislative updates. 

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Upcoming Events

  • August 22, 2018

    2018 Coalition Capacity Building Workshops

    These free Coalition Capacity Building Workshops will provide technical assistance and training to existing and new immunization coalitions. This is to help build and sustain immunization efforts throughout Texas.

    The Immunization Partnership is conducting the Coalition Capacity building efforts in partnership with The Department of State Health Services - Immunization Unit.


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TIP in the News

  • October 18, 2018

    Best defense for flu? Get the shot

    BY Allison Winnike
    Originally published in the Houston Chronicle

    Last winter’s flu season was a rough one, dominated by a particularly troublesome virus strain. But it did not have to be nearly as deadly as it was. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that more than 80,000 Americans died of influenza in the 2017-18 flu season, the highest number in four decades. More than 900,000 were hospitalized.

    Nearly 12,000 of those deaths — about 1 in 7 — occurred in Texas, which was hit particularly early and hard.

    We Americans had the best tool readily available to reduce these numbers by untold thousands. What happened? It’s simple and sad. Too many of us did not use that tool — the flu shot. More than 40 percent of children went without flu vaccines and about half of adults. The numbers were similar to previous flu seasons.

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  • September 17, 2018

    Cancer Survivor Shares Story To Help Boost HPV Vaccination Rate In San Antonio

    BY Bonnie Petrie
    Originally published in the Texas Public Radio

    San Antonio has the lowest rate of HPV vaccinated children of any major city in Texas, but a cervical cancer survivor is trying to change that by telling her story.

    Liz Kapeel, 25, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November of 2016. A recent graduate of Texas State University, she had just embarked on her life as an adult and was being treated for a cancer that the American Cancer Society estimates will kill more than 4,000 women this year.

    "It was awful. It took about three months,” said Kapeel about the treatment. “I had radiation, external (and) internal, and chemotherapy, and just the way it broke me down emotionally (and) physically, is not something I would wish on anyone else."

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