Category Archives: VFV updates

  • Why Do You Vaccinate? (Giving Tuesday)

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    By some measures, 2014 has been a great year to be a disease. Measles found its way into too many communities, making more people ill in the United States than it had since 1996. Pertussis has been declared an epidemic in some states. And more and more parents are opting to sign an exemption form rather […]

  • Freedom, Responsibility, Education, and Vaccines

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    Speaking up for vaccines is important. I didn’t know that it was until I had kids. Even in the beginning, I was the opposite of vocal on parenting choices, mostly because as soon as I was a mother, I became painfully aware of the constant judgment we face. Beginning before the baby even arrives we get […]

  • Learning to Advocate

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    I get a lot of emails every day, but my favorite emails come from other parents who are reaching out to me as a peer looking for insight into the anti-vaccine movement. Some want advice on how to counter a particularly annoying anti-vaccine blog. Others have family members who will not vaccinate their children. Still […]

  • Survey Says!

    A couple of weeks ago, we sent out a survey asking you the various parts of Voices for Vaccines. While this survey is far from scientific, it does reveal some of VFV’s strengths and some ways we need to reintroduce ourselves to you. It turns out that, among those surveyed, people often only have one […]

  • You Can Do Something about Measles Outbreaks

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    As of June 13, we have seen 477 measles cases in the United State this year. The number of cases is astounding to anyone who pays attention to the news. Here’s what you need to know about measles, the current outbreak, and the MMR vaccine. 341 of those cases have been in Ohio. It was […]

  • Introducing the Parent Advisory Board

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    Voices for Vaccines is a pro-vaccine organization unlike most others because it is parent-driven.  We pride ourselves in helping the parent voice be heard, whether that parent works in healthcare or in a completely unrelated field.  Our parent-members all agree that immunization protects their children and their communities, and they insist that advocating for full, […]