TIP Talk

Thursday May 31, 2018

Zack Lazar, Everyday Vaccine Hero

Here’s something that Zack Lazar would love to have vaccine-hesitant people understand: The common over-the-counter pain reliever acetaminophen is far more likely to have serious side effects than vaccines, and yet most people are very comfortable using it.

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Check Your Risk of Hepatitis

There is no vaccine for hepatitis C, but vaccines for hepatitis A and B are available, and are included in the schedule of recommended vaccines for children. For all three diseases, it’s important for people to determine their level of risk and seek out testing if there is reason for concern.

Thursday May 10, 2018

Harvard Study Points to Possible Benefits of a Third Mumps Vaccination

Outbreaks of mumps have been all too common on college campuses in recent years. In late 2016, close to 200 students fell ill at the University of Missouri, There were 63 cases around that time at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Smaller outbreaks have occurred at Harvard, Tufts, Illinois State, the University of Iowa and so forth. Many weeks of the academic year seem to bring new reports of mumps outbreaks, even among fully vaccinated students.

Thursday April 26, 2018

A Vaccine Campaign in Haiti Saves Children from Diphtheria

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) reports that since the beginning of this year, Haiti has had 14 confirmed cases of diphtheria and 48 probable cases. Children younger than 15 are the most affected, and nearly half of those children were not vaccinated. Seven children have died.

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