TIP Talk

Thursday October 6, 2016

How to Make Flu Vaccines More Comfortable for Kids (and Parents!)

This flu season, the CDC is recommending individuals receive the injected flu vaccine rather than the nasal spray version. That’s painful news for children, who often prefer the spray over the needle. How can families make the experience a little more comfortable for kids? Here are five worthwhile (and science-based!) tips.

Friday September 23, 2016

Texas Mom: Parents Have the Right to Know the Health of Schools

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

10 Great Quotes About Vaccines

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

A Grieving Father's Plea: Vaccinate Your College Student

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.

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