“Immunize . . . Protect Lives!”

 

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

www.tulsaimmunize.org

TAIC

Celebrating the 25th year of ........

Be Wise Immunize at the Tulsa Zoo 2014
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
10am - 2pm
6421 E. 36th St. North
Tulsa

English (flyer) Spanish (flyer)

FREE admission to the Tulsa Zoon for each child immunized on event day plus up to two accompanying family members.

  • Immunizations available for infants/children through 18 years of age
  • Child must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian and must bring immunization record
  • Immunization provided at no charge for those who qualify*

For more information, visit www.tulsaimmunize.org or call 918-595-4514

*Eligibility crieteria include individuals with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Community Care, Health Choice, Medicaid, or SoonerCare coverage, Native American/Native Alaskan, under-insured or uninsured individuals

Sponsored by local Tulsa Area Rotary Clubs, Rotary International, Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition, Tulsa Health Department, Oklahoma Caring Foundation and the Tulsa Zoo

 

NEW UNIVERSAL SYMBOL FOR IMMUNIZATION

Immunization organizations and advocates show solidarity in their awareness of and support for immunization with this symbol.
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.

 

"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.

317 Adult Vaccines
TCC Adult Clinics Open to the Public in June

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!

 

Primary Vaccines (Ages 11-12)
Primary vaccines are those that every adolescent should get at 11 or 12 years old, or as soon as possible if they’re over 12:

Meningococcal (meningitis, blood infections)
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)*
Influenza (1 dose annually for all persons 6 months and older)

* Routine for females; also available for males

Catch-Up Vaccines
“Catch-up” vaccines are for adolescents who did not get all their doses as infants:

Hepatitis B
Polio
Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)

Varicella (chickenpox)


Special Populations
Two vaccines are recommended for certain adolescents at higher risk of disease or complications:

Hepatitis A
Pneumococcal (pneumonia, meningitis, blood infections)

 

For more info, click here http://www.adolescentvaccination.org/vpd/special.html

 

-from National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Information for Parents:

Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma - 2013-14 School Year (English)

Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma - 2013-14 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/Whooping Cough continues to be a problem...

For information about Pertussis, visit: http://www.tulsa-health.org/community-health/
epidemiology/pertussis/?lid=1865

For a more in-depth look at Pertussis in Oklahoma, the outbreak in California, and the
strategies to lessen this disease burden, click here.

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GRANDPARENTS: PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR GRANDBABY FROM WHOOPING
COUGH…from the California Department of Health Services, Immunization Branch:

For a more in-depth look at on how to protect yourself and your Grandbaby from Whooping Cough, click here.

 

Improving Immunization Rates

"In 2011, Oklahoma ranks 23rd in comparison of states nationwide, up from 41st in 2010 for Oklahoma children 19-35 months of age in the 4:3:1:3:3:1 rates. That's an improvement of 77.3% for 2011 (from 70.3 in 2010)!"

In the United States in terms of compliance with CDC recommendations for immunization rates for children by age 2. 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".

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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