Sarah was a healthy four-week-old baby in December 2011 when she contracted respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and was hospitalized. Sarah spent six days in the hospital and thankfully survived. Sarah’s family was familiar with RSV because her older sister, Ellie, had also been hospitalized with RSV when she was just one year old.
Sarah’s mother, Mary Lee, shares her family’s story of how RSV impacted their lives.
Ethan, a teenager from Ohio, traveled to Washington, DC to explain to the Senate how he made an informed choice to get himself vaccinated at age eighteen, after growing up unvaccinated due to online disinformation that he believes was the cause of his mother’s opposition to vaccines.
Listen to Ethan share his story.
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.