TIP Talk

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Learn the Facts about the HPV Vaccine

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a month that has brought more promising news about cervical cancer over the years. Studies have found the vaccine against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus to be highly effective in combating the virus, which could mean drastically reducing the numbers of cases of related cancers.

Thursday January 4, 2018

Parent Education Leads to Better Vaccine Decisions

The state of Washington has dramatically decreased the number of parents who aren’t vaccinating their children while still allowing them the option of non-medical exemptions.

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.

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