Educates the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected. Assists the families of the children living with hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic, viral infectious diseases with emotional, financial and informational support.
The American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza campaign is a seasonal influenza public education initiative to urge families to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Faire part de votre expérience personnelle en envoyant votre histoire à la Fondation canadienne de recherche sur la méningite.
Tyson and Dawn didn't immunize their first child, but eventually changed their mind about vaccines. Here's their story, from I Boost Immunity.
You can send your story to the Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada about your experience related to meningitis.
Vaccines are necessary because the diseases they prevent still exist. Although readers may not know someone who has had a vaccine-preventable disease, many families have endured the consequences of these infections. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (US) has collected and continue to collect some of their stories and post them on its website.
Sharing these stories is an important aspect of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s work, because many people are not familiar with vaccine-preventable diseases, and, unfortunately, that means some people do not feel it is important to continue immunizing their children against these diseases. As anyone who has lived through a vaccine-preventable disease will tell you, it is much easier to endure the brief moment of pain from a vaccine than to endure a serious illness.
Voices for Vaccines (VFV) is a parent-driven organization supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials that provides parents clear, 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. (US)
The CDC's Pandemic Flu Storybook provides readers with a look at the impact pandemic flu events have had on both survivors and the families and friends of non-survivors. These stories are not folklore, but personal recollections. This collection of stories was first released in 2008 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic.
Includes case reports, personal testimonies, newspaper and journal articles about people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Features the personal story of a polio survivor and how she continues to suffer from Post Polio Syndrome.