Prevent What's Preventable

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A Time for Action

Recommendations for Improving Texas Immunization Rates

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Everyone Can Do Something

Texas childhood immunization rates are below the national average. View the 2014 National Immunization Survey results on our Advocacy page. We have some important work to do, and we need your help to keep Texans protected. Click on "You Can Help" to get started today. 

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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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Hurricane Harvey and Disease

When to Protect Yourself

Our community has shown selflessness and resilience amongst the catastrophe of the storm. Neighbors helping neighbors by any means necessary. Thousands of first responders and volunteers waded deep into flooded communities to save countless lives. Now in the aftermath, the potential for the spread of disease is enormous.

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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.

Read Our Blog

Each week, we endeavor to  inform our readers on the latest news and information regarding vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Does "spacing out" vaccines really make them safer? What should you know about meningococcal disease? And what’s happening with the new Zika vaccine? Find out by visiting our blog.

TIP Talk

Check Out Our Resources

We know there is a lot of information out there about vaccines, and it can get a little overwhelming. Check out our science-based resources to help sort out fact from fiction so you can make the most informed choice possible for your family.

Parent Resources

Get Involved

Join TIP in advocating for science-based immunization policies  that keep our schools and communities safe from potentially dangerous diseases. Your voice counts.

Take Action

Improve Your Coalition

Learn more about coalition infrastructure, membership recruitment and retention, and more by checking out our resources and toolkits, or learn more about our Building Coalitions across Texas (BCaT) program. 

Information for Coalitions

Join Us for Our Events

TIP collaborates with partners throughout the state of Texas to host events centered on immunization education and advocacy. Check out our upcoming events page to find out more.

Upcoming Events

View Training Materials

Need help getting started with your coalition? Want to learn more about using social media? Check out TIP's coalition toolkits and resources. 

Toolkits and Training Videos

Download Valuable Resources

Learn how to respond to patients’ concerns regarding vaccination, download the latest Vaccine Information Statements, review the recommended immunization schedule, and more by going to our provider resources.

Provider Resources

Participate in Our Education Events

TIP hosts provider education events throughout the year to help you stay up to date on the latest information and strategies pertaining to vaccination. Find out more by visiting our upcoming events page.

Upcoming Events

Make Your Voice Heard

Stay up-to-date on policy issues impacting immunizations in Texas by signing up to receive legislative updates. 

Sign Up for Legislative Alerts

Upcoming Events

  • April 02, 2019

    Immunization Advocacy and Rally Day at the Capitol

    Austin, Texas

    Join The Immunization Partnership and Immunize Texas on the steps of the capitol to show our lawmakers that the majority of Texans support vaccines.

    The 86th Texas Legislative Session is officially underway. During 2018, TIP traveled across the state to hear from you about keeping our communities healthy and free from vaccine-preventable diseases and why advocating to policymakers is important. Now it's time to turn talk into action!

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TIP in the News

  • December 26, 2018

    Take it from a survivor, young people must get vaccinated against meningitis

    BY Jamie Schanbaum, Patsy Schanbaum and Greg Williams
    Originally published in the Dallas Morning News

    Ten years ago, while a sophomore at UT Austin, Jamie Schanbaum experienced common flu-like symptoms. Hours later, she was deathly ill with meningitis and spent the next seven months in a hospital bed. By the time she was released, she had lost her lower legs and most of her fingers. 

    Seven years ago, while a junior at Texas A&M College Station, Nicolis Williams contracted meningitis and died within hours. The process was so quick his family didn't get the chance to say goodbye. Nicolis' family was left to mourn his shocking and sudden death. 

    We, a survivor and her mother, and a surviving father have worked with the Texas Legislature, governors, state agencies, vaccine advocacy organizations and huge universities to pass and enact laws requiring all college students to be vaccinated against meningitis. Our wish is for no other college student to experience the pain and grief we have endured. 

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  • December 08, 2018

    A flu shot is good for you and for those around you

    BY Allison Winnike
    Originally published in the The Eagle

    We Americans had the best tool readily available to reduce these numbers by untold thousands. What happened? It’s simple and sad. Too many of us did not use that tool — the flu shot — for one reason or another. More than 40 percent of children went without flu vaccines, and about half of adults. The numbers were similar to previous flu seasons.

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