TIP Talk

Thursday September 6, 2018

Lacy Waller, Everyday Vaccine Hero

Lacy Waller hardly misses a chance to share her message about the importance of vaccines. She testified before Texas lawmakers about the importance of providing parents with transparent information about vaccine exemption rates at their children’s schools. She educated herself so that she could be more effective at debating vaccine doubters online. Even a trip to the supermarket is a chance to make her views known, which she does with her Immunize Texas T-shirt that bears the message “Texans Protect Texans.”

Tuesday August 28, 2018

When Do Adults Need the Measles Vaccine?

Many adults are already aware that they should be getting a vaccine for shingles, a tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years, and the shingles vaccine at age 50 and older. But many also might need a vaccine they think of as being only for children – MMR, or measles, mumps and rubella.

Tuesday August 21, 2018

HPV Vaccines Safe and Effective, Two Reports Show

Probably all parents would protect their children from cancer if they could, just as they try to prevent harm from coming to their children in so many different ways. And at least when it comes to most cervical and oropharyngeal cancers as well as several other types, they can with a simple two-shot immunization.

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Nasal Mist or Flu Shot? It Depends on Who's Asked

The nasal flu mist is back. After being shunned for two years because of findings that its effectiveness was extremely low, the makers came back with a new formulation that gained the approval of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Tuesday August 7, 2018

Why the Flu Shot is So Important for Pregnant Women

Each year, pregnant women have certain fears around getting their flu shot. But be assured: Every year, it is extremely important for them to receive this vaccine that helps protect both mother and baby.

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