“Immunize . . . Protect Lives!”

 

Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition 5051 S. 129th East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74134

www.tulsaimmunize.org

TAIC

DANGER: APPROACHING FLU SEASON 2014-15!  

CDC information about the coming flu season can be found at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2014-2015.htm

“CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the main flu viruses that research suggests will cause the most illness during the upcoming flu season. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.
In addition to getting vaccinated, you can take every day preventative actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others.”
THIS flu season can last until May 2015—it’s NEVER TOO LATE to get your flu immunization!

For more information locally, see http://www.tulsa-health.org/personal-health/testing-immunizations/seasonal-flu-immunizations  
 

"ADULTS NEED IMMUNIZATIONS, TOO"

Some adults incorrectly assume that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives. Generally this is true, except that:

* Some adults were never vaccinated as children.
* Newer vaccines were not available when some adults were children.
* Immunity can begin to fade over time.
* As we age, we become more susceptible to serious disease caused by common infections (such as flu and pneumococcus, and shingles). (CDC)

Adult Scheduler

Download easy-to-read adult schedule.

For more information, call 918.595.4514 or www.tulsaimmunize.org

MAKE A DATE TO VACCINATE!

Parents, Immunize your Adolescents and Teens!

Choose to Protect Them from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases!

HERE’S THREE OF THE BEST SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS!
·         http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/
·        http://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/human-papilloma-virus-hpv/about#.VD_Wr00tC70
·         http://www.immunize.org/hpv/

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK WITH YOUR CHILD’S PEDIATRICIAN, PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER, OR YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT!

Information for Parents:

Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma - 2014-15 School Year (English)

Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma - 2014-15 School Year (Spanish)

From…The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS (AAP) at:
http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm

· “Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for
preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also
help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases,
as well as reduce the costs associated with missed time from work, doctor visits, and
hospitalizations.
· Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect
them through immunization. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States
who will need to be immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
· Immunization is a shared responsibility. Families, healthcare providers, and public health
officials must work together to help protect the entire community.
· Immunizations are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children
against serious diseases. Parents are encouraged to talk to their healthcare provider to
ensure that their infant is up-to-date on immunizations.
· Healthcare providers play a critical role in educating parents about the importance of
immunization and ensuring that infants are fully immunized.
· Because of the success of vaccines in preventing disease in the United States, parents are
often unaware that their children are at risk for so many life-threatening diseases.
· Vaccine-preventable diseases are at an all-time low in the United States. However, these |
diseases still exist and continued vaccination is necessary to protect everyone from potential
outbreaks.
· Immunizations are extremely safe. Vaccines are thoroughly tested before being approved for
public use and monitored carefully by doctors, researchers, and public health officials.”   -AAP

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Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease.
It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe.
After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breathes which
result in a "whooping" sound. Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children
and can be fatal, especially in babies less than 1 year of age.”  -CDC

The best way to protect against pertussis is IMMUNIZATION.”

To read more about Pertussis from the most reliable source-the CDC, click here:

http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/

AND Grandparents, check out this flyer!
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Documents/grandparentsprotectyourselff
rompertussis.pdf

 

Caring VanCaring Van Logo

The Oklahoma Caring Vans provide immunizations at no charge to children across the state of Oklahoma who meet qualifications.  Thousands of children have been immunized since the program began. A licensed nurse from the Tulsa County Health Department administers the immunizations.  Patient information is entered into Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) so children's immunization records are readily available

UNIVERSAL SYMBOL FOR IMMUNIZATION

It is a statement of broad support of immunization.
It is a reflection of all of our voices and will be used by those who educate, immunize, and advocate for a well-immunized public. Not intended to replace organizational or campaign logos, this symbol will represent a united front in support of immunization.

 

Improving Immunization Rates

Education is the key to improving immunization rates and protecting our children against vaccine preventable diseases.

Serving communities throughout northeastern Oklahoma since 1997

The Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition (TAIC) was established in 1997 to educate, encourage, assist and serve the people of the Tulsa area in order to immunize everyone at the proper time for protection against vaccine preventable diseases.
Percy the Penguin

Percy the Penguin was adopted as the mascot of the Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition in 1999. TAIC partnered with the Tulsa Zoo around the time the zoo was opening its new African Black-Footed Penguin exhibit and the board felt the penguin would be ... more »

Why We Vaccinate?
OSDH Information Page

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDS), a non-profit organization, has created eight videos that help explain why we vaccinate. View these videos at PKIDS On-Line. Also, go to http://www.pkids.org/ and click on the link http://www.pkids.org/fam_askexp.php look for "Ask The Experts" and click on "Dr. Paul on Vaccines". Voice for Vaccines go to http://www.voicesforvaccines.org/ 

For some of the BEST immunization information on the Internet see:
http://www.PKids.org
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines
http://www.immunize.org
http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org
http://www.chop.edu

Mission Statement:

To act as a catalyst for achieving local, state, and national immunization goals.

Vision Statement:

Immunize everyone at the proper time for protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.

We believe you will find the information provided here to be helpful and informative. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us, either by phone or E-mail, with your questions, and we will get the requested information to you as soon as possible.

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