Vaccination Education

Vaccines are the single most important public health innovation of the 20th century. But in recent days, diseases once thought conquered threaten to return from history’s shadow.

With vaccines, we succeeded in overcoming many devastating diseases including measles, polio, and smallpox. These diseases once a menace for our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, have become bogeymen from darker and more perilous times. Recent confusion about the role of vaccinations is causing a return of preventable diseases and threatening the well-being of communities throughout the country.

Some members of our communities cannot receive vaccinations making them vulnerable to many infectious diseases. They might be pregnant, have preexisting conditions, or allergies, which prevent them from receiving these history changing interventions. Many others are simply too young for the immunization or too old, suffering from illnesses that compromise their immune systems. All of these people depend on those around them to keep them safe. And we can do it. Our only limitation is ourselves.

However, the internet age brings the unprecedented power for misinformation and bogus science to take hold. As a result, a small but loud contingent of community members has cast doubt on the benefits of vaccination. By refusing to vaccinate themselves or their children, they disrupt our unified phalanx of immunity.

The Foundation for the Public’s Health invests in the resources and education necessary for parents to make the only correct choice. The lives of our children are at stake. Many still alive today lost loved ones to diseases we can now prevent with vaccines. We can stop those diseases from coming back and claiming your daughters, sons, nieces, and nephews. But we can’t do this without you!

We are calling for concept note submissions to increase vaccination rates among Americans. If you represent a local health department, a 501(c)(3) organization, or other interested groups, and would like to present your ideas, please download, complete and submit your concept note form. We will review and share your thoughts to see if we can build a fundraising campaign to implement them.

If you are a prospective donor who would like to discuss your ideas on how to improve vaccination rates, please contact us. Thank you for helping us build on the promise of public health.

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