TIP Talk

Thursday August 2, 2018

Texas Ranks High on Vaccine List -- But Not in a Good Way

Texas, we can do better. We must. A recent study identified four of the state’s metropolitan areas as national hot spots of low vaccination: Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and Plano. In these areas, the number of parents who file for non-medical exemptions from the state’s vaccination rules are especially high. In fact, Texas had more of these hot spots than any other state.

Thursday July 26, 2018

Hepatitis A Outbreaks Renew Interest in Vaccination

Just a few years ago, hepatitis A was a disease that seldom made headlines in our nation. There were rare cases of an infected restaurant worker passing the disease on to patrons. People knew that vaccination might be needed for travel to certain countries where the disease was more common.

Thursday July 12, 2018

Everyday Vaccine Hero Greg Williams Publishes a Memoir

No one knows better than Greg Williams that parents can’t protect their children from everything. His son Nicolis, a student at Texas A&M University, died seven years ago of bacterial meningitis. The disease, rare in the general population, is more of a threat among college students, who spend long hours together.

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