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02/23/2017 at 19:06. Facebook
These parents from the UK did not have the opportunity to prevent the meningitis B infection that took the life of their child, but they have courageously shared their story and these photos to help others understand the dangers of this disease. Today in the U.S., there are 2 types of meningococcal vaccines available to protect against the 5 preventable types of meningococcus; MenACWY, which...
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Parents share heartbreaking image of the moment their baby died

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02/22/2017 at 23:38. Facebook
Six high-ranking U.S. Senators and House members from both sides of the aisle have issued a statement supporting the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Their letter states, "The science is clear: FDA-licensed vaccines are proven to be safe and effective, and save the lives both of those who receive them and vulnerable individuals around them. As Members of Congress, we have a critical role...
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Top lawmakers from both parties: 'Vaccines save lives'

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02/22/2017 at 16:28. Facebook
Want to witness one way that vaccine safety and efficacy is monitored in the U.S.? Tune in on Wed. 2/22 and Thurs. 2/23 to the latest meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This month's agenda will include influenza surveillance and vaccine effectiveness, herpes zoster vaccine safety and policy, consideration for a MenB booster dose in those at increased risk of...
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ACIP Webcast Instructions | Immunization Practices | CDC

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02/21/2017 at 16:32. Facebook
Vaccine refusers often use the statement "I'm not anti-vaccine, I'm pro-safe vaccines" while also questioning vaccine safety our to personal, emotional and anecdotal concerns. However, if we really want to ensure proper vaccine safety and oversight, we must demand scientific objectivity, which is only achieved when we eliminate personal biases and emotional involvement. Therefore, being...
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Sorry Kennedy, Being Anti-Vaccine Does Not Mean You’re Pro-Safe Vaccine

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02/20/2017 at 14:49. Facebook
Infectious diseases and vaccines have affected many of our American Presidents over the course of history. Some Presidents were victims of diseases like smallpox, polio and pnuemonia, which are now vaccine preventable. And some Presidents played a vital role in the discovery, development and distribution of vaccines. Learn more on The History of Vaccines at [ Bit.ly Link ]
In this Politico article, Every Child By Two Board Member Sarah Despres cautions against politicizing vaccination issues. She and her co-author, Saad Omer, explain how vaccine science has supporters and deniers on both sides of the aisle. In fact, a recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that school vaccine mandates were almost equally supported among people from both political parties. At...
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Don’t Let Vaccines Go the Way of Climate Change

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Tomorrow there will be a handful of people on Capitol Hill trying to convince legislators that vaccines are unsafe. Decades of research and an extensive amount of scientific evidence tells us otherwise. Various vaccine safety oversight committees have been established over the years for the exact purpose of ensuring that vaccines remain safe. Unfortunately, it's easier to instill fear than it...
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Multiple Vaccine Oversight Committees Ensure Our Public Safety

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This Valentine's Day, be sure you're not spreading more than your love. Vaccines are recommended from infancy through adulthood because everyone deserves to live free from preventable diseases. When you get vaccinated, you're not only protecting yourself, but you're helping to protect everyone in your community, from the youngest to the oldest. That's a whole lotta lovin' going around (and a...
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Flu is widespread across the U.S. right now, and flu death rates have just crossed into the epidemic threshold. But the good news (yes, there is good news) is that this year's flu vaccine is a good match to the circulating strains. The majority of positive flu tests indicate an influenza A H3N2 variant, with a relatively smaller number of H1N1 and influenza B strain viruses, all of which are...
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Flu Death Rates Just Hit the Epidemic Threshold, but This Is the Real Shocker

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Since measles is so highly contagious, an infected person can easily spread the virus to dozens of unvaccinated people, especially infants who don't begin receiving measles vaccines until the age of one. Measles has such a high level of transmissibility that vaccination rates must remain between 90-95% to ensure community immunity. This is why Dr. Hotez is concerned about the 45,000 children...
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Texas could be the first state to experience serious measles outbreaks | Commentary | Dallas News

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This week we've seen some outlandish articles circulating on the internet that claimed that the new administration was going to ban vaccines. This kind of fake news is not helpful to anyone. Recent Pew Research confirms that the overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of political leanings, support school-based vaccine requirements. So let's stop assuming that we know someone’s...
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How Fake Vaccine News Is Dangerous to Us All

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This is an insightful article from a doctor who refuses to give up in the fight against vaccine misinformation. We need more doctors like her. Like or share if you agree! [ Huff.to Link ]

Doctoring in the Age of Vaccine Denial

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Today is the 2nd day of the Feb 2017 National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) Meeting held by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' National Vaccine Program Office. Topics for this meeting’s agenda include innovative vaccine delivery technologies, the emerging field of personalized vaccines, and the 21st Century Cures Act. There will also be an update on the recent mumps...
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It’s been six months since the Hawaii State Department of Health identified the source of a Hepatitis A outbreak across the islands. Thousands of people were vaccinated during that outbreak and now, doctors and pharmacists are reminding people to get their second dose in the vaccine series. This is a good reminder for us all. Check to ensure you've had two Hepatitis A vaccinations. Don't...
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There have been more than 30,000 cases of flu reported in the U.S. so far this season, and sadly 15 children have already died as a result. In this NBC News interview, Every Child By Two Parent Advocate, Rebecca Hendricks, discussed the dangers of the flu. Her daughter Scarlet was one of 147 children who died from flu in the 2014-2015 season. To read Scarlet's story, click here: [ Bit.ly...
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Doctors Push for Flu Immunizations After Surge of Cases Nationwide

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Today we're routing for #TeamVaccine! What does that have to do with the Super Bowl? Well, today in Houston, as crowds of people from across the nation gather in close proximity for such an extended period of time, the threat of the spread of infectious diseases like influenza and measles remains high. But thanks to all the people who immunize, we are helping to reduce this threat. So today,...
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TODAY is the deadline (Feb 2nd at 3pm ET). Add your signature to Every Child By Two’s Vaccine Funding Support Statement and help ensure that the $600 million that is currently funding federal and state level immunization programs is not eliminated if the Prevention and Public Health Fund is dissolved. Click here to sign & share: [ Tinyurl.com Link ]. For funding details read: [ Tinyurl.com...
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Call to Action: Preserve Congressional Vaccine Funding

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Don't skip a flu vaccine because you think modern medicine can save you. Many healthy adults, like Liza, have died from flu. Liza sought medical care early, was cared for at a good hospital, and had no other infections. However, she was not vaccinated. Her brother Michael, a pediatric intensive care physician, had to explain some harsh realities to his family - when it comes to fighting a...
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Even With All Our Modern Medicine, I Watched My Sister Die From Flu

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Are vaccines safe? Why do they contain products like mercury? Isn’t it better to be naturally infected than immunized? Why not use an alternative vaccine schedule? These are common questions we hear from parents and today Paul A. Offit, MD, Director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia addressed them here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Are Vaccines Safe?

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These children were too young to have received their own pertussis vaccine and relied on protection from others. In the years since their death, their parents have worked with Every Child By Two/Vaccinate Your Baby as pertussis vaccine advocates. Together, we are raising awareness of the importance of pertussis vaccination among children, preteens, pregnant women and adults. Learn how...
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