TIP Talk

Thursday December 14, 2017

Riki Graves, Everyday Vaccine Hero

Riki Graves came to vaccine heroism via an extraordinary, life-challenging experience for both her and her daughter. It’s a story so touching that even vaccine-doubting legislators feel compelled to sit and listen to her, about her healthy, happy toddler whose life could be threatened by vaccine-preventable disease and who can be protected only if almost all the people around her have received their immunizations.

Tuesday December 5, 2017

If You Haven't Gotten Your Flu Shot, This Is the Week for You

Word first began coming two months ago, saying that we might be in for a tough flu season. Now, during National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 3-9, 2017, doctors and health authorities are seeing no reason to change that forecast.

Monday November 27, 2017

Jinny Suh, Everyday Vaccine Hero

Unlike many other people who become everyday vaccine heroes, Jinny Suh hasn’t had close experience with a loved one who was sickened by a vaccine-preventable disease or someone who is especially vulnerable to outbreaks of disease. She was a lawyer and South Austin mom with one – now two – healthy little boys, whom she kept healthy by making sure they had all of their recommended vaccines.

Thursday November 23, 2017

Our Thanks for This Year

The nation has gone through tragic events this year, with multiple catastrophic storms and flooding, and mass shootings in places such as Las Vegas. Texas has borne more than its share of rough times, between the terrible losses from Hurricane Harvey and the horror of a mass shooting just this month in Sutherland Springs that took the lives of more than 25 churchgoers. At times, it can be hard to feel thankful, right?

Thursday November 16, 2017

Colorful Facts About Vaccination

The brand-new book “The Vaccination Picture” isn’t by any means the first publication to make the many compelling arguments in favor of protecting ourselves, our children and our communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. But it might be one of the most unusual and clear books on the subject, and it’s definitely the most colorful.

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