TIP Talk

Thursday November 1, 2018

When Will There Be Enough Shingles Vaccine?

There’s a lot of good news about the vaccine to protect people against shingles. The new vaccine is far more effective than the old one, and appears to hold onto that effectiveness much longer. And in response, savvy Americans are lining up to get the two-shot series. The problem is that right now, the front of the line is a long distance away.

Thursday October 25, 2018

A Troubling Sign: Number of Unvaccinated Toddlers Increases

Most children in the United States receive all or at least some of the scheduled vaccinations listed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But a new report by the CDC highlights reason for concern: The number of children who receive no vaccinations whatsoever, though tiny, has increased fourfold since 2001.

Wednesday October 24, 2018

A Bereaved Mother Urges Flu Shots

There is often a remarkable sense of generosity and caring for others among those who have survived a very serious illness, or lost a loved one. They have been an extraordinary source of advocacy when it comes to vaccine-preventable disease, trying to save the lives of others and prevent suffering after their own very difficult experiences.

Tuesday October 16, 2018

The Sad News of a Child's Death from Flu

The very sad news has been reported this week, that the barely-beginning flu season has claimed the life of a child, the first pediatric death in the nation so far.

Monday October 15, 2018

Is Your Nurse Vaccinated?

The health care professional who is supposed to help us get healthy and stay that way shouldn’t be the person who makes us sick. Yet a new report by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that flu vaccination rates among health care providers vary widely, and are particularly troubling in long-term care centers, which often are responsible for the health of fragile elderly people.

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