Prevent What's Preventable

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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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Texans Unite to Protect

Working Together to Eliminate Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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Immunization Advocacy and Rally Day at the Capitol

Reserve your spot today

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

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Community Immunity Spring Luncheon 2019

Please join us

Each year, The Immunization Partnership hosts this special event to remind community leaders about the importance of immunization issues, to raise funds to support our programs, and to honor those who have dedicated their careers to advancing immunizations and immunization rates.

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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. 

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Upcoming Events

  • April 02, 2019

    Immunization Advocacy and Rally Day at the Capitol

    The Capitol Building in 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 the importance of advocating to policymakers. Now it's time to turn talk into action!

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  • April 25, 2019

    Community Immunity Spring Luncheon 2019

     Houston, TX

    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, River Oaks Country Club

    Your involvement with TIP's luncheon will help provide important resources for our community health programs to increase immunization rates in Texas. We deeply appreciate your participation through ticket purchase, table sponsorship or gifts to TIP.  As long as there is a single child or adult who becomes ill from a preventable illness, our work remains incomplete. 

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TIP in the News

  • February 07, 2019

    Bill would make it easier for Texas parents to find out number of unvaccinated students at schools

    BY Brianna Stone
    Originally published in the Dallas News

    AUSTIN — As more Texas children go to school without receiving vaccines, some lawmakers and advocacy groups want parents to be able to find out how many unvaccinated kids are in their children’s schools.

    Plano, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston were identified as national hotspots for nonmedical vaccine exemptions in schools, according to a study published in the Public Library of Science last year. Texas is one of 18 states that allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children because of their philosophical or religious beliefs.

    A bill from Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, would allow parents to obtain immunization information about a specific school without filing an open records request, which is the current policy.

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  • February 06, 2019

    Coming of age unvaccinated

    BY Jane Roberts
    Originally published in the Undark Magazine

    In many ways, Ethan Lindenberger is like most other teenagers. A high school senior in Norwalk, Ohio, he runs his school’s debate club, is a member of his local church, and is planning to start college in the fall. But unlike many of his peers, the 18-year-old did not receive several of what are considered standard — and, doctors and public health officials say, crucially important — childhood vaccinations. In the coming months, he plans to seek out these vaccinations for the very first time.

    Lindenberger’s records, which he shared with Undark, show that he has not yet received shots for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), chickenpox, or even polio, a disease that can cause paralysis and sometimes lead to death. He attributes this in part to his mother having been influenced by dubious anti-vaccination information online — from theories that immunizations can cause brain damage, to the work of discredited physician Andrew Wakefield and his long-ago-debunked study linking the MMR vaccine to autism.

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