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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Personal Stories

Kimberly Coffey - A Meningitis B Story

I Want Parents to Know About the Additional Meningococcal Vaccine That Could Have Saved My Daughter. As a mother and a nurse, I was vigilant in getting my children all their recommended vaccinations, including meningococcal vaccination. I was under the common misconception, as many parents are, that the meningococcal vaccine that my daughter received would fully protect her from meningococcal disease, when in fact, it didn’t protect her against meningitis B…

Emily Stillman - A Meningitis Story

How My Vaccinated Daughter Died from Meningitis and What I’m Doing About It. February 2, 2013 my life changed forever. I was told my beautiful and healthy nineteen year old daughter no longer had any brain activity, and that she would die. Those words will forever haunt me. There is no preparation, no training, and no practice for what was to come. The loss of a child is like none other. It is the wrong order. When you lose a child, a piece of you dies as well…

Ryan Wayne Milley - A Meningitis Story

Ryan Milley was 18 years old when he developed a fever and earache on Father’s Day. During the early morning hours, Ryan entered his parent’s room. He was weak, and in the dim light his mother noticed a rash on his stomach and could literally see blood vessels rupturing all over his body. After 25 years in the medical profession, Frankie Milley knew that her son had meningitis…

Luke Duvall - A Flu Story

Luke Duvall, a healthy, athletic 15-year-old, was exhausted on the evening of October 2, 2009, but geared up and played in his high school football game anyway. The next day he awoke feeling worse, and within four days was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. What followed was an ordeal that included being medevaced to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, put on a ventilator, and being put into an induced coma…

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RT @DrNancyM_CDC: Hear this pediatrician & parent explain why she recommends #HPV vax for boys & girls age 11-12. https://t.co/LhfaPXgz2U
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Kids need #flu vaccine every yr. Life got busy. Vaccination fell off priority list. Then Caroline nearly died. https://t.co/IiMz197EcU
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RT @NYTHealth: Rotavirus kills about 600 children a day. A new vaccine could do a better job of controlling it. https://t.co/X7PxZ0ySJz
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HHS Sec suggests #vaccine mandates should be decided in state. Time for public to make voices heard at state level https://t.co/K99pOQEwHD
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Study shows the reasons parents give for not getting their kids the #HPV #vaccine seem to be changing over time. https://t.co/dcnvO59ymG
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Colorado childhood immunization rates have risen from 50% in the 1990s to 75% today, but still room for improvement. https://t.co/jVqLK1AejI
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FDA Committee selects 2017-2018 Influenza #vaccine strains. Backs@WHO recommendations https://t.co/N1WSLGOxbc #Flu
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Another informative article from @DrPaulOffit in @thedailybeast. This week explaining recent #mumps outbreaks. https://t.co/CXxbYWm9wu
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Relieved Trump's FDA pick agrees #vaccine - #autism theories have been thoroughly debunked & it's time to move on. https://t.co/0jzCoI9Zng
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This year's #flu season: it's not over till it's over & it's not over! Sadly 48 kids have died so far this season! https://t.co/WTZXYr1C6v
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Should parents know the vaccination rates at their kids' schools. This editorial writer from TX believes so! https://t.co/86r9guom6T
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Anyone whose had #shingles can tell you how painful it us. Vaccination rates are low & racial disparities also inte… https://t.co/dSv74Uhq8T
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RT @DrNancyM_CDC: Ob-gyns & midwives: Don’t carry Tdap in your office? See CDC’s tips for making a strong vaccine referral. https://t.co/NJ
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RT @DrNancyM_CDC: #Clinicians, when you talk w/ parents about #HPV vaccine, which vaccine message resonates best with parents?
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The fact that #HPV is associated w/ sex is keeping parents from protecting kids from deadly HPV-related cancers. https://t.co/eBDoj9kTKZ
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KS bill requires kids get meningitis #vaccine. Hoping will help improve low 60% vax rate in #Kansas kids 13-17. https://t.co/swrdFm4GXl
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