TIP Talk

Thursday June 29, 2017

TIP Op-Ed: The Texas Legislature Should Have Protected State Health

We at The Immunization Partnership advocated for several pieces of helpful vaccine-related legislation this year. One bill would have enabled parents to see the vaccine-exemption rates at their local schools so that they could make informed decisions about which schools were likely to be the safest and healthiest for their children.

Thursday June 22, 2017

Vaccines Your Child Needs for Summer Camp

Nick Springer was only 14 and off to what was supposed to be a wonderful summer at camp. But according to an article earlier this month, the Colorado boy was suddenly stricken ill.

Thursday June 15, 2017

Invest 19 Minutes, Become a Vaccine Expert

Not all visitors to The Immunization Project’s website are deeply engaged in the medical and policy aspects of vaccines. Perhaps you’re a parent wondering about the safety of vaccines. Maybe you’re, like us, a true believer in vaccines as one of the safest, most life-saving medical advances in history, but you have friends or relatives who aren’t vaccinating, and you’re not sure how to respond to their concerns.

Thursday June 8, 2017

TIP Op-Ed: The Link Between Texas and Minnesota's Measles

What does a measles outbreak in Minnesota have to do with the health of Texas? Quite a lot, actually. It was a Texan—disgraced one-time researcher Andrew Wakefield, stripped of his medical license because of his false and fraudulently produced claim that the measles vaccine is linked to autism—who visited Minnesota to persuade parents in the Somali community that they could prevent autism in their children by foregoing the vaccine.

Thursday June 1, 2017

The "Too Many, Too Soon" Myth

Among the many anti-vaccine myths dutifully presented by fervent immunization opponents is the argument “Too Many, Too Soon.” It is often raised after all the other straw men about mercury, aluminum, autism, etc. have been knocked down. It is what I like to call the “But still” argument.

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