Vaccinate Your Family works to protect people of all ages from vaccine-preventable diseases. We expand vaccine access, proliferate science-based messaging, and help the public more easily identify mis- and disinformation in partnership with national and local organizations, traditional media, and social media platforms.
Our co-founders brought immunizations into the national spotlight three decades ago.
They helped to create the vision for today’s vaccine infrastructure that provides immunizations to every corner of our nation, including the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, which the CDC credits for preventing nearly 720 early deaths per week.
Vaccinate Your Family also spearheaded efforts ensuring the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program staff reviews the vaccination records of children they serve. Half of the children born in the U.S. each year utilize WIC services. For two decades, as a result of our ongoing education of WIC staff and participants, millions of women have learned about the importance and availability of vaccines for their children and been guided to services for their children.
Today, our website serves millions of people in the U.S., supported by $3 million in ad grants from Google.
Google supports our work because our information resonates with people. The average visitor spends nearly 3 minutes on a page, the higher end of the industry standard, which reflects that people are engaging with useful content on our website.
We also continue to break ground on social media. Vaccinate Your Family was the first vaccine advocacy group to join Facebook in 2008, connecting thousands of advocates and cultivating new voices that are now commonly seen on TV, in online interviews and behind the scenes fighting disinformation.
In 2021 alone, we have had nearly 7.7M impressions based almost exclusively on unpaid reach.
Make a donation today to help us reverse the tide of mis- and disinformation and ensure everyone in the U.S. has access to life-saving vaccines.