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  • have never seen a vaccine preventable disease But she has While in the peace corps she saw a man die of tetanus I ll never forget that experience of watching a man die from a disease that was 100 percent preventable Dragsbaek said Since Jan 1 college students under 30 must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis Parents of seventh graders you ll need to be sure your child has the meningococcal vaccine the varicella vaccine and a Tdap booster For entering kindergarten students Texas now requires a two dose varicella vaccine a two dose MMR vaccine and a two dose hepatitis a vaccine Other new vaccines requirements Meningococcal Vaccine Beginning SY 2009 10 7th grade requirement Varicella Vaccine Beginning School Year SY 2009 10 2 dose requirement for kindergarten and 7th grade entry Tdap Vaccine Beginning SY 2009 10 a booster dose requirement for Tdap for 7th grade MMR Vaccine Beginning SY 2009 10 2 dose requirement of MMR vaccine for kindergarten entry Hepatitis A Vaccine Beginning SY 2009 10 2 dose requirement for kindergarten entry statewide Home Education Events Advocacy Best Practices About Us Contact Blog Twitter Facebook Mar 24 2015 Children who can t be vaccinated have rights too This post originally appeared in The Texas Tribune s Trib Talk on March 23 2015 By Heather Cummings In 2013 my daughter Kiera was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis Despite her illness Kiera who is 5 years old is a normal kid Continue reading Mar 18 2015 Doing your research on vaccines a how to guide for finding science based info online Recent outbreaks of measles mumps and whooping cough have been linked to inadequate immunization rates throughout the United States and abroad While vaccination rates as a whole remain high across the U S there are small pockets of individuals who choose to delay or Continue reading Mar 13 2015 5 Great resources you can use to FightFlu yes there s still time It might be spring break but we aren t out of the woods yet Several states in the U S are still reporting high levels of influenza like illnesses Please continue to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated if they haven t Continue reading Mar 5 2015 Amid Headlines and Statistics Stories Still Matter In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak there s been a flood of news stories talking about the disease and subsequently vaccination Stats have been cited Policies have been debated And a flurry of angry op eds have cropped up arguing Continue reading Feb 19 2015 4 Striking statistics about vaccination 1 Influenza kills more people in the United States than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined In the U S we tend to underestimate flu Perhaps it s because it s so common an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu every Continue reading Feb 12 2015 To the nurse who bullied me into getting the HPV vaccine Thank you By Robyn Correll

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  • Houston because it is the country s NTD epicenter The Texas Department of State Health Services recognizes that some of the children crossing the border like many American kids do not have all their vaccinations and has been administering them through local providers and health departments The state of Texas should be commended for ensuring the health of both immigrant children and the general public Immigrant children are not a threat to homeland security NTDs are Fortunately we can do something about them U S Rep Christopher Smith R N J recently introduced the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act which would provide for treatment monitoring and evaluation and the encouragement of public private partnerships to address the seven most common NTDs Texas lawmakers should take the lead on this issue by allocating additional resources to the detection of these diseases as well as funding to speed development of vaccines that will protect our communities from these new threats to public health Texans are compassionate and caring We have no cause to fear the spread of tropical diseases because of the recent surge in immigration The current crisis should instead serve as a palpable reminder that we cannot be complacent in our efforts to protect Texans and others from other very real threats Home Education Events Advocacy Best Practices About Us Contact Blog Twitter Facebook Mar 24 2015 Children who can t be vaccinated have rights too This post originally appeared in The Texas Tribune s Trib Talk on March 23 2015 By Heather Cummings In 2013 my daughter Kiera was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis Despite her illness Kiera who is 5 years old is a normal kid Continue reading Mar 18 2015 Doing your research on vaccines a how to guide for finding science based info online Recent outbreaks of measles mumps and whooping cough have been linked to inadequate immunization rates throughout the United States and abroad While vaccination rates as a whole remain high across the U S there are small pockets of individuals who choose to delay or Continue reading Mar 13 2015 5 Great resources you can use to FightFlu yes there s still time It might be spring break but we aren t out of the woods yet Several states in the U S are still reporting high levels of influenza like illnesses Please continue to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated if they haven t Continue reading Mar 5 2015 Amid Headlines and Statistics Stories Still Matter In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak there s been a flood of news stories talking about the disease and subsequently vaccination Stats have been cited Policies have been debated And a flurry of angry op eds have cropped up arguing Continue reading Feb 19 2015 4 Striking statistics about vaccination 1 Influenza kills more people in the United States than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined In the U S we tend to underestimate flu Perhaps it s because it s so common

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  • 5 years old is a normal kid Continue reading Mar 18 2015 Doing your research on vaccines a how to guide for finding science based info online Recent outbreaks of measles mumps and whooping cough have been linked to inadequate immunization rates throughout the United States and abroad While vaccination rates as a whole remain high across the U S there are small pockets of individuals who choose to delay or Continue reading Mar 13 2015 5 Great resources you can use to FightFlu yes there s still time It might be spring break but we aren t out of the woods yet Several states in the U S are still reporting high levels of influenza like illnesses Please continue to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated if they haven t Continue reading Mar 5 2015 Amid Headlines and Statistics Stories Still Matter In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak there s been a flood of news stories talking about the disease and subsequently vaccination Stats have been cited Policies have been debated And a flurry of angry op eds have cropped up arguing Continue reading Feb 19 2015 4 Striking statistics about vaccination 1 Influenza kills more people in the United States than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined In the U S we tend to underestimate flu Perhaps it s because it s so common an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu every Continue reading Feb 12 2015 To the nurse who bullied me into getting the HPV vaccine Thank you By Robyn Correll Carlyle My first year of public health grad school I went into the student health center for my general checkup My blood pressure was well within range I was a healthy weight I exercised three

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  • 23 2015 By Heather Cummings In 2013 my daughter Kiera was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis Despite her illness Kiera who is 5 years old is a normal kid Continue reading Mar 18 2015 Doing your research on vaccines a how to guide for finding science based info online Recent outbreaks of measles mumps and whooping cough have been linked to inadequate immunization rates throughout the United States and abroad While vaccination rates as a whole remain high across the U S there are small pockets of individuals who choose to delay or Continue reading Mar 13 2015 5 Great resources you can use to FightFlu yes there s still time It might be spring break but we aren t out of the woods yet Several states in the U S are still reporting high levels of influenza like illnesses Please continue to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated if they haven t Continue reading Mar 5 2015 Amid Headlines and Statistics Stories Still Matter In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak there s been a flood of news stories talking about the disease and subsequently vaccination Stats have been cited Policies have been debated And a flurry of angry op eds have cropped up arguing Continue reading Feb 19 2015 4 Striking statistics about vaccination 1 Influenza kills more people in the United States than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined In the U S we tend to underestimate flu Perhaps it s because it s so common an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu every Continue reading Feb 12 2015 To the nurse who bullied me into getting the HPV vaccine Thank you By Robyn Correll Carlyle My first year of public health grad school I went into the student

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  • my daughter Kiera was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis Despite her illness Kiera who is 5 years old is a normal kid Continue reading Mar 18 2015 Doing your research on vaccines a how to guide for finding science based info online Recent outbreaks of measles mumps and whooping cough have been linked to inadequate immunization rates throughout the United States and abroad While vaccination rates as a whole remain high across the U S there are small pockets of individuals who choose to delay or Continue reading Mar 13 2015 5 Great resources you can use to FightFlu yes there s still time It might be spring break but we aren t out of the woods yet Several states in the U S are still reporting high levels of influenza like illnesses Please continue to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated if they haven t Continue reading Mar 5 2015 Amid Headlines and Statistics Stories Still Matter In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak there s been a flood of news stories talking about the disease and subsequently vaccination Stats have been cited Policies have been debated And a flurry of angry op eds have cropped up arguing Continue reading Feb 19 2015 4 Striking statistics about vaccination 1 Influenza kills more people in the United States than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined In the U S we tend to underestimate flu Perhaps it s because it s so common an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu every Continue reading Feb 12 2015 To the nurse who bullied me into getting the HPV vaccine Thank you By Robyn Correll Carlyle My first year of public health grad school I went into the student health center for my general checkup My

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  • efficiency and effectiveness of the Texas immunization program If Texas allows these to become missed opportunities we will have failed to prevent potentially devastating outbreaks In the weeks to come Lt Gov David Dewhurst and state House Speaker Joe Straus will release interim charges Interim charges are the lists of priority topics the respective chambers leaders ask their committees to study Before next session the committees will conduct hearings and draft a report on these interim charges If theTexas Senate and House are serious about fighting vaccine preventable diseases Dewhurst and Straus could issue a joint charge to make policy recommendations for reducing future outbreaks Legislative leaders have another chance to reform immunization policies when the Texas Sunset Commission reviews the work of the Department of State Health Services Every state agency goes through the sunset process once each decade to ensure that it is effectively fulfilling its functions Although the health department is working hard to address the state s outbreaks and epidemics more direction from the Texas Legislature is needed on how to improve vaccination rates and modernize state systems The Texas Legislature and its leadership can continue to miss opportunities to reform our state s capacity to cut vaccine preventable diseases Or legislators could take a more proactive approach to learn from this year s measles and pertussis outbreaks and take the steps necessary now to increase protection for all Texans Home Education Events Advocacy Best Practices About Us Contact Blog Twitter Facebook Mar 24 2015 Children who can t be vaccinated have rights too This post originally appeared in The Texas Tribune s Trib Talk on March 23 2015 By Heather Cummings In 2013 my daughter Kiera was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis Despite her illness Kiera who is 5 years old is a normal kid Continue reading Mar 18 2015 Doing your research on vaccines a how to guide for finding science based info online Recent outbreaks of measles mumps and whooping cough have been linked to inadequate immunization rates throughout the United States and abroad While vaccination rates as a whole remain high across the U S there are small pockets of individuals who choose to delay or Continue reading Mar 13 2015 5 Great resources you can use to FightFlu yes there s still time It might be spring break but we aren t out of the woods yet Several states in the U S are still reporting high levels of influenza like illnesses Please continue to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated if they haven t Continue reading Mar 5 2015 Amid Headlines and Statistics Stories Still Matter In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak there s been a flood of news stories talking about the disease and subsequently vaccination Stats have been cited Policies have been debated And a flurry of angry op eds have cropped up arguing Continue reading Feb 19 2015 4 Striking statistics about vaccination 1 Influenza kills more people in the United States than all

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  • This post originally appeared in The Texas Tribune s Trib Talk on March 23 2015 By Heather Cummings In 2013 my daughter Kiera was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis Despite her illness Kiera who is 5 years old is a normal kid Continue reading Mar 18 2015 Doing your research on vaccines a how to guide for finding science based info online Recent outbreaks of measles mumps and whooping cough have been linked to inadequate immunization rates throughout the United States and abroad While vaccination rates as a whole remain high across the U S there are small pockets of individuals who choose to delay or Continue reading Mar 13 2015 5 Great resources you can use to FightFlu yes there s still time It might be spring break but we aren t out of the woods yet Several states in the U S are still reporting high levels of influenza like illnesses Please continue to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated if they haven t Continue reading Mar 5 2015 Amid Headlines and Statistics Stories Still Matter In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak there s been a flood of news stories talking about the disease and subsequently vaccination Stats have been cited Policies have been debated And a flurry of angry op eds have cropped up arguing Continue reading Feb 19 2015 4 Striking statistics about vaccination 1 Influenza kills more people in the United States than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined In the U S we tend to underestimate flu Perhaps it s because it s so common an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu every Continue reading Feb 12 2015 To the nurse who bullied me into getting the HPV vaccine Thank you By Robyn Correll Carlyle

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  • the Peace Corps For the first time in my life I was in an environment where there was a near absence of public health care and a cornerstone of that is immunizations said Dragsbaek who earned a degree in social work from Marquette University Being exposed to a man dying of tetanus a light bulb went off and I understood how important the issue was While in law school at the University of Houston Dragsbaek a resident of Cypress started working for Texas Children s Hospital as manager of the immunization program and put her legal background to use through advocacy and policy She joined The Immunization Partnership in 2008 While Dragsbaek said much has been achieved on the vaccination front the state of Texas has risen to 12th in the nation after being at the bottom in vaccination rates she added that there is still much to do Dragsbaek said the challenge is to continue to convince parents to have their children vaccinated when there is the perception that immunizations are dangerous or unnecessary There s a lot of misinformation out there she said I always tell parents if they re feeling unsure to speak to their doctor It s really important to have that dialogue Annette Baird is a freelance writer who can be reached at anbaird sbcglobal net Home Education Events Advocacy Best Practices About Us Contact Blog Twitter Facebook Mar 24 2015 Children who can t be vaccinated have rights too This post originally appeared in The Texas Tribune s Trib Talk on March 23 2015 By Heather Cummings In 2013 my daughter Kiera was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis Despite her illness Kiera who is 5 years old is a normal kid Continue reading Mar 18 2015 Doing your research on vaccines a how to guide for finding science based info online Recent outbreaks of measles mumps and whooping cough have been linked to inadequate immunization rates throughout the United States and abroad While vaccination rates as a whole remain high across the U S there are small pockets of individuals who choose to delay or Continue reading Mar 13 2015 5 Great resources you can use to FightFlu yes there s still time It might be spring break but we aren t out of the woods yet Several states in the U S are still reporting high levels of influenza like illnesses Please continue to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated if they haven t Continue reading Mar 5 2015 Amid Headlines and Statistics Stories Still Matter In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak there s been a flood of news stories talking about the disease and subsequently vaccination Stats have been cited Policies have been debated And a flurry of angry op eds have cropped up arguing Continue reading Feb 19 2015 4 Striking statistics about vaccination 1 Influenza kills more people in the United States than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined In the U S we tend to underestimate

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