Parents For Prevention
For some parents, there is confusion about the risk of disease versus the risk of immunizations. PKIDs wants to ensure its families’ stories are part of this public dialogue.
Because of the success of immunizations, there are few cases of infection or death from diseases such as measles, mumps, or rubella. Consequently, many parents today think these diseases no longer pose a threat and that vaccines are not necessary.
In association with nurses, physicians and public health departments in nearly every state, we have developed a network of parents and family members of children affected by vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as adults who themselves have been impacted by infectious diseases.
We work one-on-one with advocates to help them develop the voice, skills, confidence and expertise necessary to speak with local and national decision-makers, media and others about the need for high levels of community immunity.
These advocates also utilize PKIDs resources and materials to educate the public about effective disease prevention strategies, including standard precautions and handwashing.
As vaccine-hesitant groups stage press conferences and file lawsuits, PKIDs’ Parents for Prevention know it is important to present their perspectives. They know if their children had been vaccinated, they might never have become infected with life-threatening diseases.
If you would like to become a Parents for Prevention spokesperson, or you would like to contact a Parents for Prevention spokesperson, please call us toll-free at 877-557-5437 (877-55-PKIDS) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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