Parents Speaking Up for Immunization
We are parents. We are grandparents. We are aunts, uncles, godmothers and godfathers, nurses and doctors. We are anyone who wants to protect children. Voices for Vaccines (VFV) provides parents clear, reliable, science-based information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease, as well as an opportunity to join the national discussion about the importance of on-time vaccination. We are a parent-driven organization supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials, whose goal is to give parents a trusted resource to learn more about vaccines and why vaccination is so crucial for their children’s health and well-being—as well as the health and well-being of their communities.
Too much of the conversation about vaccines has been dominated by misinformation. Too often the media present the views of those opposed to vaccination as fact, leading to unfounded fears among the public—especially parents. There are important voices missing from this discussion—the voices of the majority of parents who choose to protect their children from vaccine-preventable disease. It’s time for our voices to be heard. We hope you’ll unite with us as people who advocate for on-time vaccination. There are many ways to join the cause—and it’s free to join VFV. Sign up today to help protect yourself, your children, and your community.
Maybe you have been touched by vaccine-preventable disease. Maybe you were once vaccine-hesitant but realized you’d been swayed by misinformation. Maybe you have an immunocompromised child or adult in your life whom you want to protect. Whatever the reason you choose to vaccinate, we’d like to hear from you. Some describe the success of the anti-vaccine movement as success built on better storytelling. Stories shared between parents are often as compelling, if not more so, than information we receive from research papers, newspapers, even doctor’s visits. Those of us who vaccinate are lucky, in many ways—our children are protected and we can face our daily lives with peace of mind. But we’re also lucky because we have stories, too, and they are backed up by science. It’s a powerful combination, and it’s time to put it to use. The VFV blog, Parents Who Vax, is looking for stories from parents who have chosen to vaccinate their children. Your story could change a parent’s mind—and save a child’s life.
Parents Who Vax
Voices for Vaccines is a non-profit organization run by volunteer parents who weave their VFV work into busy daily lives. Members of the VFV Scientific Advisory Board also volunteer their time and expertise. We rely on donations from people like you to help us educate parents about the value of vaccines. Every contribution, no matter how small, is deeply appreciated and used with the utmost care. Contributions are tax-deductible.
Voices for Vaccines is an organization that relies on parent membership for its viability and its vitality. Please take a moment to fill out our membership form. There is no cost to join Voices for Vaccines. Membership gives you access to our newsletter, access alerts, invitations to monthly conference calls with medical experts, public health officials, and other prominent voices in the vaccine discussion, and adds you into the count of those who appreciate the vital importance of vaccines.
Why do you choose to immunize your children? Sharing a story or the reasons why you vaccinate your children is a powerful way to spread the message of the importance of immunization.
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