Some people question, "If you're vaccinated, why do you care if anyone else is? Aren't you protected?" The concern has to do with herd immunity thresholds, which are the percentage of people that need to be vaccinated in order to prevent a disease from spreading. A highly vaccinated community means that fewer people are available to spread the disease. This results in fewer cases which...
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03/21/2017 at 17:18. Facebook
Baby gates, bike helmets, seat belts. These are the things we do to help protect our children. So why not put a safety barrier between your child and vaccine preventable diseases?A great reminder from IVaccinate.org [ Youtube.com Link ]

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Vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, whooping cough and more are on the rise, because many children aren’t vaccinated. Get the facts at IVaccinate.org

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03/20/2017 at 17:27. Facebook
A new study has shown shingles vaccination to be 74% effective in preventing hospitalizations and 57% effective in preventing lasting pain in the 3 years after vaccination. Unfortunately, while the CDC recommends the vaccine for people ages 60 and older, only about 28% of adults in this age group have received it. Help us share this information and encourage older adults to get their...
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03/17/2017 at 16:26. Facebook
Vaccine critics finally got what they wanted. Or did they? An anti-vaccine organization called Safe Minds funded a long-term scientific study in the hopes of proving that vaccines caused autism. However, when the study failed to provide the evidence they were looking for, they claimed that the researchers were biased and the study wasn't conducted properly. In order to appreciate science, we...
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SAD! Anti-Vaccine Group Funds Study That Denies Autism Link

--The anti-vaccine organization Safe Minds funds a six-year study to find a link between vaccines and autism, but when the results failed to show a connectio...

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03/16/2017 at 16:36. Facebook
Have some Amazon shopping to do? 5% of every purchase you make on AmazonSmile today can be donated to help educate people about vaccines. That's 10 times their usual donation rate! Simply choose Every Child By Two as your charitable organization of choice on AmazonSmile and proceed to shop on Amazon as usual. With every purchase you make an automatic donation will be sent to Every Child By Two...
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There's no credible evidence of any link between vaccines and autism, and yet the vaccine-autism myth continues to be perpetuated in the media by celebrities, politicians and conspiracists. But autism experts like Dr. Halladay believe it's time for us to move on. In the past year, there have been plenty of new scientific findings published on legitimate environmental factors related to...
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Autism Expert Agrees: It’s Time to Shift the Focus Off of Vaccines

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Vaccines are among the most rigorously tested and safest medical products on the market, and they should be! But how much do you know about vaccine safety? Do you know how long vaccines are tested before they are licensed, or how they are continually monitored for safety after licensure? To learn more, check out this video and other vaccine safety resources available on our Vaccinate Your...
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When we see outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases in our communities, it's easy to put the blame on vaccine refusers. However, when we take a closer look at the growing number of mumps cases we're seeing in the U.S., it's clear that there is something else going on. Dr. Offit explains in his latest contribution to The Daily Beast: [ Thebea.st Link ]

Why Are We Still Getting Mumps? Maybe We Need Another MMR Vaccine Dose

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It's may be March and we may be anxious for spring, but there's still plenty of flu to deal with. Find out how the 60/40 factor illustrates the dangers of flu from season to season, and the need for increased flu vaccination to help protect people of all ages. [ Bit.ly Link ]

The 60/40 Factor and This Year’s Flu Season: It’s Not Over Yet

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It's estimated that between 3,000 - 49,000 people die as a result of flu infection each year, which includes about 100 children. So far this season, there have been 40 pediatric flu deaths, including this child from Milwaukee. Unfortunately, flu season isn't over yet, and it's expected to continue through April. If you or your loved ones haven't gotten a flu vaccine yet, don't wait any longer....
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Milwaukee Health Dept. confirms flu-associated death of a child

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A study out of UNC Chapel Hill determined that vaccine-preventable diseases among adults cost the U.S. economy almost $9 billion in 2015, and unvaccinated individuals were responsible for 80% of that. Flu was by far the most costly, representing $5.8 billion in health care costs and lost productivity in 2015. So, while everyone is looking for ways to save money, it appears that boosting...
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On this day in 2003, baby Brie lost her battle with pertussis. She was only 52 days old and 7 days short of receiving her first DTaP vaccine to help prevent pertussis. In the years since her death, vaccine recommendations have changed and the CDC now recommends that pregnant women receive a Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy, preferably between the 27th-36th week, to help pass immunity on to...
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High immunization rates protect vulnerable children who are too young to be vaccinated as well as those who can't be vaccinated for medical reasons. But since vaccination rates vary across the U.S., some communities experience outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. In Every Child By Two's 2017 State of the ImmUnion Report, there is a link to a critical tool developed by the AAP which...
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Each state has specific laws that determine which vaccines are required for students. So, when 71 Minnesota students failed to provide documentation that showed that they had received their required vaccines, they shouldn't have been surprised that they were prohibited from attending class. The Rochester Public School Board members voted last week to enforce the state law, but we certainly...
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80 Rochester Students Ordered Out Of Class Over Vaccination Concerns

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How strong are the country's defenses against vaccine-preventable diseases and how well are U.S. citizens protected? What can we do to make our "ImmUnion" stronger and more resilient in the face of emerging health threats? Tonight, while President Donald Trump is addressing a joint session of Congress, Every Child By Two has sent their 2017 "State of the ImmUnion" report to Congressional...
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Special Report on the State of the ImmUnion Sent to Congress

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Every year in the U.S. about 2,000 boys and girls are condemned to die from cancer because they haven’t received an HPV vaccine - something Dr. Paul Offit considers an enormous public health failure. Some have argued that if both partners have refrained from pre-marital sex, and remain faithful throughout their marriage, they wouldn't need the HPV vaccine. But the fact is, only a very, very...
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Will Betsy DeVos Kill Sex Ed in Public Schools?

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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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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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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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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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