TIP Talk


Thursday September 28, 2017

Facts Don't Persuade Vaccine-Hesitant Parents. What Will?

The facts are all on the side of vaccines. The science has been done many times over, and it clearly shows that vaccines save millions of lives every year. They do not cause autism. Any side effects are uncommon and almost always minor. Why, then, does it seem so hard to persuade people who are hesitant or skeptical about immunization?

Thursday September 14, 2017

Texas Vaccine Exemptions Continue to Creep Up

The number of Texas parents who file non-medical exemptions to avoid vaccinating their school-age children continues to inch upward disturbingly, the latest figures from the state show.

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Prepare for Emergencies: Vaccinate!

There are so many things to be concerned about when it comes to natural disasters like Tropical Storm Harvey. So many ways to prepare, and to recover.

Thursday September 7, 2017

Texas is Far Behind on HPV Immunizations

Compared with most of the country, Texans are lagging behind at protecting their teens against several types of cancer, according to the latest report from the CDC. Nationwide, about 60 percent of teens had received at least one dose of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, up by about four percentage points, with an encouraging increase among boys as well as girls.

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