Stories connect us and help us make sense of the world. Here at Vaccinate Your Family, we share personal stories to put a face on vaccine-preventable diseases that continue to threaten us, our loved ones, and our communities.
Along with sharing science-based information, storytelling is an important part of how we communicate with others. By sharing our stories, we can help educate others, reignite a culture of immunization, and shine a light on the life-saving power of vaccines!
Perhaps you or a loved one have been personally impacted by a vaccine-preventable disease, either through loss or survivorship. Or perhaps you have a personal story about how vaccines help keep you and your family safe and healthy. Whatever your reason, YOUR story is POWERFUL! Sharing it may even help save someone’s life.
Some individuals who’ve been personally impacted by a vaccine-preventable disease want to make a difference—even beyond sharing their story. Advocates can get involved in a variety of ways, ranging from writing a letter to your legislator to support strong immunization policies, to educating your friends and family about the seriousness of vaccine-preventable diseases and the importance of vaccines, to working with state-level immunization coalitions and community-based organizations. If you or someone you love has been affected by a vaccine-preventable disease, consider joining our SQUAD™.
Learn more about how you can help spread the word and take action!