Students travel to Austin to advocate for vaccines

Group with Rep. Ann Johnson

A group of students from Rice, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Medicine traveled to the Texas Capitol March 29 to advocate for vaccines as a public health strategy. 

Students at the Texas Capitol
Students at the Capitol. Photo by Kirstin Matthews.

Vaccines Cause Adults, a collaboration between Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences (CHB) and The Immunization Partnership, is a public information campaign to promote research-driven, factual information about vaccines. The goal is to promote vaccine access and equity as well as advance vaccination as a crucial public health strategy through summarizing data-driven research into clear, accessible information. 

The group with Rep. Ann Johnson
The group with Rep. Ann Johnson. Photo by Nathan Cook.

The CHB was also recognized in a resolution by state Rep. Ann Johnson for its work to support data-driven legislation that addresses U.S. health care, global health, public health and advances in medicine.