Personal Stories of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccines prevent devastating diseases. An important focus of our work is the development and recommendation of practice guidelines for the health care of women. Immunization against seasonal influenza (flu) and other vaccine preventable diseases is an essential component of women's primary and preventive health care. Unfortunately, while rare, families are still impacted by vaccine preventable illnesses. Read their stories below.

Seasonal Influenza (Flu):
Shot By Shot
Families Fighting Flu
Immunization Action Coalition
CDC (video)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough):
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition

Human Papillomavirus (HPV):
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition
It Happened to Me

Pneumococcus:
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition

Varicella (Chickenpox):
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition

Meningococcus:
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis A:
Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis B:
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition

Herpes Zoster (Shingles):
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition

Tetanus:
Immunization Action Coalition

Diphtheria:
Immunization Action Coalition

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella:
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition (MeaslesMumpsRubella)

Poliomyelitis (Polio):
Shot By Shot
Immunization Action Coalition

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