Wednesday February 20, 2019
One reason that increasing numbers of people resist being vaccinated themselves or following the recommended immunization schedule for their children is that they don’t see the diseases prevented by vaccination as serious issues. Now the World Health Organization is here to tell us otherwise. In its list of the top 10 threats to global health, vaccine resistance is right up there.
Monday February 11, 2019
Amber Gorrow takes the right steps to protect her children against illness, including making sure they’re vaccinated. In that case, why is she so afraid of the measles outbreak that’s been spreading in her suburban county outside Portland, Ore.?
Tuesday February 5, 2019
Remember how just a couple of weeks ago, flu activity in Texas had lightened somewhat? The warning back then was that it could easily and quickly worsen again, and it has, according to the latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thursday January 31, 2019
With World Cancer Day occurring on Feb. 4, this is also a perfect time to remember the other cancer-prevention vaccine: the one against hepatitis B, a virus that puts people at higher risk of liver cancer.
Tuesday January 22, 2019
Every couple of years, The Immunization Partnership embarks on a major project to assess how well Texas is fighting vaccine-preventable disease. Its newly released “State of the State” report is chock full of fascinating and sometimes surprising information, backed by solid data.