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It’s World Immunization Week! Let’s Keep My Little Readers Healthy #vaccineswork #WIW15

You know how crazy I am about kids. I’m also crazy about keeping them healthy. That’s why I’m a [email protected] Champion; I want to do what I can to keep my littles healthy.

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Here I am getting my flu shot last fall. YES, I totally wore my tiara; why shouldn’t I? My life is important enough for tiaras and vaccines! And speaking of vaccines, did you know that vaccines save up to 3 million lives every year? Yet, 1 in 5 children still lack access to the life-saving vaccines that help keep them healthy.

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Look at these little faces? Don’t they deserve healthy lives?

The answer is a resounding YES.

So, for World Immunization Week, follow my other [email protected] Champion friends as we talk about the importance of funding immunization programs all across the globe. Visit [email protected] to see how you can make a difference. Look for hashtags:

  • #WIW15
  • #vaccineswork
  • #endpolio

Let’s make a difference in the loves of littles so they have a shot at reading books!

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

9 replies on “It’s World Immunization Week! Let’s Keep My Little Readers Healthy #vaccineswork #WIW15”

Pam, I have friends who are on both sides of the vaccine issue. And it seems more complicated than it looks. One of the bloggers in the A to Z Challenge who I’ve connected w/ has two sons with autism. She researched vaccines and did get certain vaccines when she was pregnant, but also believes there is a connection b/w a component called thimerosal which is in some vaccines which she correlates w/ autism. So she doesn’t oppose vaccines on principle, but does question some of the vaccine components. Please stop by and visit her vaccine and autism post as well. In case I didn’t do that right, here it is below:
http://50andfabulousblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/v-is-for-vaccine.html

Thank you for your concerned comments Courtney. I strongly disagree; vaccines do not cause Autism. I’ve had the chance to read Autism’s False Prophets by Paul Offit. I’ve also had the chance to chat with Dr Offit and I believe his facts to be true. I cannot claim to me a medical expert nor to possibly begin to understand what a mother with a child that has autism experiences. My heart goes out to her because ultimately we both want the same things: healthy kids.

Thanks Pam for the post and keeping the chain going!

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