Alice comes from a Chinese family where talking about illness is taboo. It was only when she became pregnant with her first child that she discovered she had hepatitis B. Watch her story below.
Sarah received a COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant and her daughter tested positive for COVID antibodies at four months old. Sarah wants others to know the benefits of COVID vaccination for pregnant people.
Below, Sarah shares her personal experience as a postpartum mother.
I had suffered four miscarriages prior to getting pregnant with Callie. So to have her, was truly amazing. I called her our “miracle baby”.
Callie’s story, as told by her mother Katie.
Carter’s story as told by his mother.
Landon Carter Dube was born December 8, 2009 at 5:08 P.M. by cesarean section. Our “Carterbug,” was three weeks early, weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Carter was born breach. He had a head full of red hair; he was the spitting image of his daddy.
Brie was born on January 13, 2003, weighing only 5 pounds and 12 ounces. Brie was perfectly healthy until early one Saturday morning, February 8, when she began to have a severe cough. Her parents suspected respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and their pediatrician told them to take Brie to the ER.
Brady’s story, as told by Vaccinate Your Family and his mother Kathy.
Claire Noelle got whooping cough (also known as pertussis) at five weeks of age. Below, read Pediatrician Rebecca Bakke’s compelling recount of the Claire’s frightening illness and how Rebecca came to terms with the realization that she was the person who infected her daughter with the disease.
Four inspirational individuals shared their personal heartbreak with their Members of Congress to protect other families from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Your voice matters too… Help keep communities safe from vaccine-preventable diseases by reaching out to your state and federal policymakers to voice your support for vaccines and strong vaccination policies.