TIP Talk

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Nasal Mist or Flu Shot? It Depends on Who's Asked

The nasal flu mist is back. After being shunned for two years because of findings that its effectiveness was extremely low, the makers came back with a new formulation that gained the approval of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Tuesday August 7, 2018

Why the Flu Shot is So Important for Pregnant Women

Each year, pregnant women have certain fears around getting their flu shot. But be assured: Every year, it is extremely important for them to receive this vaccine that helps protect both mother and baby.

Thursday August 2, 2018

Texas Ranks High on Vaccine List -- But Not in a Good Way

Texas, we can do better. We must. A recent study identified four of the state’s metropolitan areas as national hot spots of low vaccination: Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and Plano. In these areas, the number of parents who file for non-medical exemptions from the state’s vaccination rules are especially high. In fact, Texas had more of these hot spots than any other state.

Thursday July 26, 2018

Hepatitis A Outbreaks Renew Interest in Vaccination

Just a few years ago, hepatitis A was a disease that seldom made headlines in our nation. There were rare cases of an infected restaurant worker passing the disease on to patrons. People knew that vaccination might be needed for travel to certain countries where the disease was more common.

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