August 2014

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)! Celebrate  that once-common diseases like polio now are hardly known due to vaccines. Richard’s Story (polio).

Challenges still exist! Measles is at a 20-year high in the US (see Rachel’s Story )  and California still faces a whooping cough epidemic (see  Dylan’s Story ). Many thousands of yearly cancer deaths linked to HPV are now preventable! See Summer’s Story (cervical cancer).

Stories in action: Last month, a nursing student in Minnesota shared Dylan’s Story in her classroom to help inform classmates studying to become midwives. Great use!

Together we can stop disease!

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