Vaccinate Your Family’s 2020 State of the ImmUnion Report is Now Available
February 11, 2020 – In 2019, not a single state remained free from vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet yesterday, the President released his budget, which included a 10% cut to essential funds for CDC and HHS.
In Vaccinate Your Family’s fourth annual State of the ImmUnion (SOTI) report, we examine where our country’s defenses against vaccine-preventable diseases are weakest and what we can do – as public health advocates and policymakers – to make our country stronger and more resilient in the face of emerging health threats.
Vaccinate Your Family is committed to working with stakeholders across the country to help ensure everyone is aware of – and has access to – timely, lifesaving vaccines. We hope you will share this report with your Senators and Representative.
Vaccinate Your Family Leads Immunization Community’s Call on DHS to Vaccinate Detainees
October 7, 2019 – Today, 54 national and state organizations, including Vaccinate Your Family (VYF), have called on the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to vaccinate individuals, especially children, in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). Earlier this fall, CBP announced it had no intention of vaccinating people in their custody against flu, putting these individuals, CBP personnel, and the broader communities at risk of a flu outbreak. Read the letter and learn why it is critical that everyone within our borders is vaccinated.
Vaccinate Your Family Cheers the Introduction of the VACCINES Act of 2019
May 21, 2019 – Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) is thrilled to learn that the House has introduced the VACCINES Act of 2019. This bill is long overdue. For too long federal funding for vaccine communication research and campaigns has remained stagnant, weakening our national and state-level vaccination partners in their attempts to share science-based information with parents. We strongly support the House’s efforts to enact this bill with an appropriate, increased level of funding.
Public Health Leaders Affirm Safety of Vaccines for African American/Black Children
Vaccinate Your Family (formerly known as Every Child By Two) spearheaded a sign-on letter which includes several former CDC Directors, Secretaries of Health and public health leaders confirming the safety of vaccines for African American children, noting that there are no indications that African American children are at a higher risk of rare side effects from vaccines than any other ethnic group.