TIP Talk

Thursday January 5, 2017

Could Texas be the epicenter of the next major disease outbreak? These experts think so.

Health experts are worried about Texas, and for good reason. There are growing signs that the state might become the epicenter of a major disease outbreak — similar to the one seen in California in 2015 — due to a small, but growing numbers of parents filing for non-medical exemptions so that their children can attend school without the required vaccinations.

Monday December 19, 2016

Holiday Shopping Guide: Vacci-nerd Edition

You still haven’t finished your holiday shopping? Haven’t managed to bag your own $200-plus Hatchimal? Believe us, a giant microbe is much more huggable — and cheaper. We’re there for you and for the vacci-nerds on your shopping list with this helpful and healthy gifting guide:

Monday December 12, 2016

TIP Publishes a New Report on the State of Vaccination in Texas

TIP is proud to present our new report, “A Time for Action: Recommendations for Improving Texas Immunization Rates,” which includes the results of a new survey on vaccination in Texas as well as key recommendations for combating vaccine hesitancy and improving the state’s health through increased vaccination rates.

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Flu is a killer. More of us should be fighting it.

Even in this era of disease control and sophisticated medical treatment, influenza is a deadly danger. From 2007 to 2015, it killed 158 children and teens in Texas alone, according to the Department of State Health Services. That far outweighs the number of deaths in the state from whooping cough and meningococcal disease combined.

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