TIP Talk

Thursday September 20, 2018

How to Have Fun Learning about Vaccines

Learning serious stuff, such as how to prevent serious illness and even epidemics through vaccination, doesn’t have to be so, well, serious. Fortunately for all of us – children, adults, even math nerds – some dedicated people have come up with fun and sometimes very challenging games that challenge our knowledge, teach us some nifty epidemic-prevention thinking and bring us the facts about vaccines.

Thursday September 13, 2018

National Observances Show the Many Ways Vaccines Make Us Healthier

The nation has just finished taking note of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, when we at TIP along with other advocacy organizations across the country tried to provide the public with useful information about the ways in which vaccination helps everyone: pregnant women, babies, preschoolers, teenagers and adults into their senior years.

Thursday September 6, 2018

Lacy Waller, Everyday Vaccine Hero

Lacy Waller hardly misses a chance to share her message about the importance of vaccines. She testified before Texas lawmakers about the importance of providing parents with transparent information about vaccine exemption rates at their children’s schools. She educated herself so that she could be more effective at debating vaccine doubters online. Even a trip to the supermarket is a chance to make her views known, which she does with her Immunize Texas T-shirt that bears the message “Texans Protect Texans.”

Tuesday August 28, 2018

When Do Adults Need the Measles Vaccine?

Many adults are already aware that they should be getting a vaccine for shingles, a tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years, and the shingles vaccine at age 50 and older. But many also might need a vaccine they think of as being only for children – MMR, or measles, mumps and rubella.

Tuesday August 21, 2018

HPV Vaccines Safe and Effective, Two Reports Show

Probably all parents would protect their children from cancer if they could, just as they try to prevent harm from coming to their children in so many different ways. And at least when it comes to most cervical and oropharyngeal cancers as well as several other types, they can with a simple two-shot immunization.

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