Friday September 23, 2016
Texas publishes all kinds of information about individual schools—their dropout rates, their test scores and so forth. Farmer knows that there is data even more important than educational attainment, because it revolves around students’ health. How likely are they to be protected from preventable diseases? Parents have a right to know, and no one understands that better than Sara Farmer.
Thursday September 8, 2016
Benjamin Franklin was full of pithy quotes, often about using time well or finding success. “Early to bed, early to rise….” But perhaps his most important quote, and certainly the most personally touching, involves a very different subject: vaccines.
Monday August 29, 2016
Nicolis Williams never got to make his mark on the world in the way he wanted; instead, he will be remembered for the future he was deprived of: He is as one of the two people for whom a Texas law is named that requires vaccination against meningococcal disease for college students. Nicolis died of bacterial meningitis in 2011, soon after returning to Texas A and M from winter break.
Tuesday August 23, 2016
Most meningococcal disease cases can be prevented by vaccination, but parents are understandably confused about the types of vaccination required and the timing for when pre-adolescents and adolescents are supposed to get them. Here's what you need to know.
Thursday August 18, 2016
Most parents agree that vaccinations protect their children from potentially dangerous illness. They understand the science showing that immunization is generally safe and effective. Yet a significant number of those otherwise savvy parents fall prey to the vague notion that vaccines would be safer if "spaced apart" — despite evidence to the contrary.