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If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, vaccine funding will be directly impacted. Every Child By Two's Vaccinate Your Family program is working to ensure that legislators preserve vaccine funding in the new plans. You can help us by adding a brief statement in support of vaccines at [ Tinyurl.com Link ]. We'll be sharing your comments with state and federal legislators in the weeks and...
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Why we support vaccines

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01/17/2017 at 16:32. Facebook
Flu deaths occur every year. It's not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Sadly, the CDC has reported the first of three pediatric deaths of the 2016-2017 influenza season (two of which occurred in FL [ Bit.ly Link ] ). Influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been most common so far, and are typically associated with more severe illness, especially in young children and older individuals. But...
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2 Flu-Related Child Deaths Confirmed: Florida Officials Stress Need For Vaccinations

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Vaccinate Your Family
01/16/2017 at 13:09. Facebook
Every Child By Two's Executive Director and Board Members detail the potential damage the incoming Administration could have on the policies that govern vaccine programs here in the U.S. if in fact they do not support the CDC and state public health programs. While school vaccine requirements are set and governed at the state level, the federal government plays a critical role in funding,...
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What Could Trump Really Do to Vaccines?

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Vaccinate Your Family
01/12/2017 at 14:10. Facebook
The health of our communities and our nation will always be at the forefront of what we do here at Every Child By Two’s Vaccinate Your Family program. Our co-founder, Rosalynn Carter, has repeatedly emphasized that immunizations are a non-partisan issue, which is why we have worked closely with every administration since our inception 25 years ago. When the new administration takes office, we...
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Multiple Vaccine Oversight Committees Ensure Our Public Safety

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Imagine you’re the president-elect of the United States and you wanted to know more about vaccine safety. Who would you turn to? Well, Dr. Paul Offit offers a few suggestions, and neither Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Andrew Wakefield, nor any other conspiracy theorists are among them. [ Thebea.st Link ]

Paul Offit: Trump Needs Vaccine Experts, Not Conspiracy Theorists

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We would like to wish Every Child By Two co-founder, Betty Bumpers a very happy birthday! She has spent a lifetime advocating for children’s health in her state, in our nation and throughout the world. Last year, we celebrated as she was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame. This year, as we celebrate her 91st year, we hope that her amazing life story will continue to inspire...
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Betty Bumpers Inducted into Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

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According to recent news reports, long-time vaccine critic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the safety of vaccines. Kennedy reports that an offer was made to lead a new commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity. It is the hope of Every Child By Two that the new administration will come to recognize the abundance of vaccine oversight already...
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Interested in learning more about vaccine exemptions and other legal matters pertaining to vaccines? Check out this radio interview with Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law which aired on a Tampa based radio program known as The Outbreak NewsThis Week. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Vaccine exemptions and other legal matters with Prof. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss - Outbreak News Today

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Another win for vaccines! Acute middle ear infections are down by as much as 67% compared to 20 years ago. A recent study published in Pediatrics explains that the reduction of cases is due, in part, to the prevention of upper respiratory infection by pneumococcal and influenza vaccines. Other contributing factors include an increase in breastfeeding and a decrease in exposure to smoking.
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Ear infections are down. Here's probably why

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Access this recording of the Dr. John Radio Show and listen in as Dr. John Merrill-Steskal discusses vaccine education, advocacy and hesitancy in an interview with Christine Vara, editor and lead contributor to Every Child By Two's Shot of Prevention blog. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Dr John #19- National Immunization Conference 2016

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It's Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with HPV vaccination and appropriate screening. Today we share Tamika's story to raise awareness of cervical cancer and to encourage HPV vaccination in hopes of sparing others from suffering like she has.

Tamika’s Story

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College students have a tendency to believe they’re invincible. But high levels of stress, inadequate sleep and close living quarters can be a detriment to their health. Before students return to campus and are reunited with classmates, roommates and professors who may have been exposed to infectious diseases while traveling to other states or countries, make sure they're up-to-date on these...
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Make Sure Your College Student Has These Shots Before Returning To Campus

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2016 concluded with 7 measles cases in California. This may not sound like a lot, but it's important for people to realize that measles remains a risk to people even in the U.S. If you haven’t had measles, or been vaccinated for measles, there is a 90% chance you will contract the virus if you come into contact with it. Don't take a chance. Make sure you and your family have had the...
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Happy New Year! Don't leave 2016 behind without reading and sharing our top five blog posts of the year featuring polio, meningitis, HPV, hepatitis and pertussis. Which preventable diseases do you predict we'll talk about most in 2017? [ Bit.ly Link ]
Help us ring in the New Year by giving a little love to our Vaccinate Your Family program! Comment and tell us some of the reasons why you vaccinate. Then donate to help us reach millions of people with more positive vaccine messages. [ Bit.ly Link ]
It's not too late! As flu activity picks up across the nation, the clever Nathan Boonstra, M.D. reminds us not to throw away our shot at prevention...Hamilton-style!
Every Child By Two's Vaccinate Your Family Program has reached over 11 million people with evidence based vaccine messaging in 2016. This would not have been possible without your support! Whether you have shared a post, shared your story, or shared your expertise, know that you've helped educate others about vaccines. To further support the critical work of Every Child By Two, please...
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As you celebrate the season, help ensure that the people in your life are well informed about the different vaccines that are recommended at each stage of life. Whether you're spending time with teens and preteens who need protection from HPV and meningococcal disease, older individuals who could benefit from pneumococcal and shingles vaccines, or people of all ages who need Tdap boosters and...
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health estimated that U.S. treatment costs for Lyme disease are about $1.3 billion a year. But what if a new vaccine could change all that? After years of hopes and false starts, a new Lyme disease vaccine will be tested for safety in humans. [ Bit.ly Link ]

New Lyme Disease Vaccine Heads to Clinical Trial | History of Vaccines

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Many college students remain unprotected from a deadly yet preventable disease simply because their parents are unaware that there is a vaccine that could protect them. If you know a college student home on winter break, please share this important message from the 'MenB Strong Moms', who each lost a teen to meningococcal serogroup B. To be protected against all five preventable types of...
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Is Your College Student Protected from This Deadly but Preventable Disease?

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