Prevent What's Preventable

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Community Immunity

An Interactive Group Exercise

By using the interactive Community Immunity exercise, TIP and its volunteers helped demonstrate the importance of immunization to more than 600 community members last year.

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Ted Talk

TEDxSanAntonio 2012: The Scream that Should Be Heard Around the World

At Presentation at TEDxSanAntonio 2012 by TIP CEO Anna Dragsbaek

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Immunization Champions

Become A Champion in Your Community

TIP's Immunization Champions have reviewed over 50,000 immunization records and recalled roughly 14,000 patients to come back into clinics for immunizations.

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Everyone Can Do Something

Since 2007, immunization advocates have helped pass 15 pieces of legislation to help protect Texans against vaccine-preventable diseases.

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What We Do

The Immunization Partnership helps individuals, physicians, and others with an interest in immunization to make smart choices about protecting our community from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Why We Do It

Every year, roughly 3 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases, and countless more suffer life-long disabilities. We believe in preventing what's preventable.


How We Do it

Our mission is to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases by educating the community, advocating for evidence-based public policy, and supporting immunization best practices.

Community Forums

TIP conducts community forums, or Lunch & Learns, where experts share information on current topics in immunization. While geared specifically toward front-line immunizers (nurses, medical assistants, etc.), these events are free and open to all who are interested in the topic.

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Community Immunity

The Community Immunity exercise is an interactive demonstration of how one's vaccination status can contribute to how far and how quickly the flu can spread through a community.

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Evidence-Based Resources

Interested in finding out more about vaccines, vaccine safety and vaccine-preventable diseases? Check out our resource page to find the most up-to-date, accurate and reliable sources on immunization.

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Texas Immunization Summit

Every two years, TIP hosts a statewide conference on immunizations issues around Texas. Hundreds of immunization stakeholders, health workers and public health personnel attend to gain tools and information to champion immunization across Texas.

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Online and Social Media

Written from the perspective of a Mom with young children, TIP's MOMmunizations blog dispels common myths and misinformation about vaccines in an informative and personal manner.

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Evidence-Based Legislation

Since 2011, TIP has provided 32 legislative testimonies and conducted over 600 legislative visits to advocate for evidence-based immunization policy, including multiple visits made by stakeholders during TIP Legislative Day at the Capitol.

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Legislative Resources

Interested in advocacy but not sure where to start? Check out our page of legislative resources to help you make your voice heard.

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Take Action

Anyone can participate in immunization advocacy. In order to successfully overcome immunization barriers, it is imperative that we stand together. By unifying our voices, we have the power to make wide-scale immunization policy changes that benefit all citizens throughout Texas. Find out how you can get involved by visiting our Take Action page.

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Immunization Champions

Since 2009, Champions participating in the Immunization Champions project have screened over 50,000 immunization records and recalled more than 14,000 patients to come into clinics for immunizations.

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Coalitions and Capacity Building

TIP is committed to strengthening the capacity of Texas coalitions by providing technical assistance to local coalitions with respect to immunization education, best practices, and advocacy.

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Upcoming Events

  • September 19, 2014

    Golf, Glamour & Games of Chance


    7PM | Top Golf 1030 Memorial Brook Boulevard, Houston, TX 77084


    Join us for our annual Fall fundraising event at Top Golf in Houston. In addition to being fun, glamorous and unique, it will support an organization working hard to keep Texans safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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  • November 05, 2014

    2014 Texas Immunization Summit

    Immunize. Protection for Every Texan. 

    Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center In San Antonio, TX


    Join TIP for the biennial Texas Immunization Summit, where immunization stakeholders will get information and tools to champion vaccination around Texas. 

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TIP in the News

  • July 16, 2014

    Nothing to fear from migrant kids

    BY Anna C. Dragsbaek
    Originally published in the Texas Tribune

    As the humanitarian crisis on our border grows, many Texans have expressed concern about the possible spread of disease from the flood of immigrant children entering the state. These children supposedly pose a threat to national security because of the presence of tropical diseases in their countries of origin.

    Here’s the truth: Texans have nothing to fear from these children.

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  • April 29, 2014

    Immunizations lunch tells a heartbreaking vaccination story and fights the flu

    Originally published in the CultureMap

    Kim Cotner David, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein and Dr. Lindy Upton McGee chaired the luncheon that featured guest speaker Joe Lastinger, who lost his 3-year-old daughter to the flu prior to the time when flu vaccines were recommended for all children. On a happier note, the luncheon honored former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, his wife Barbara Richardsonand his sister Dr. Vesta Richardson with the Ralph D. Feigin, M.D. Award for Excellence, the three recognized for championing immunization education and their vaccine advocacy for preventable diseases.

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