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Thursday December 21, 2017

Texas Flu Rate Among Highest in the Nation

It’s still the early part of flu season, and already this potentially serious illness is having a real impact on Texas. Figures reported this month by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed Texas as having among the highest rates of flu in the nation. Only two states – Louisiana and Mississippi – were worse off. The state has already suffered its first pediatric flu death.

Monday December 18, 2017

The Holiday Gift Guide for (Vaccine) Lovers

Nothing says the holidays like gifts that celebrate good health through vaccination. Whether you’re wrapping presents for your favorite vaccine advocates, or those loved ones you want to send a gentle nudge to, you have a choice of items both serious and amusing:

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.

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