The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is launching a new immunization advocacy group that is led by parents called Ohio Parents Advocating for Vaccines (PA4V).
Who we are: Ohio PA4V is a group of Ohio parents advocating for vaccines and spreading accurate information about the disease burden, safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Some of us are vaccine-preventable disease survivors, parents of immuno-compromised children, or parents of healthy children because of immunizations. All of us are fierce advocates for combatting misinformation on vaccines!
Why we care: We vaccinate our children (if medically possible) for their own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of our community. Ohio’s immunization rates for children and adolescents are NOT where they need to be for all of our children to be protected from potentially dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases. The misinformation has scared parents, and it is time to set the record straight.
What we do: We share factual information and stories about vaccines! Here is how to get involved:
- Join PA4V! There is no membership fee, and we don’t ask anything from you expect to occasionally share our social media posts to get the word out about the truth around vaccines. You can sign up here http://www.OhioAAP.org/OhioPA4V.
- Share the facts! Go to http://www.OhioAAP.org/OhioPA4V to get access to resources you can share with your friends, family and on social media.
- Share your story! Go to http://www.OhioAAP.org/OhioPA4V and share your story about why immunizations are so import to you and your family. You can do this with a sentence or two or a video you upload.
- Participate in our upcoming #iVAX campaign! Publicly share that you understand the importance of vaccinating yourself and your family against vaccine preventable diseases.
Find us on Twitter and Facebook! Twitter: https://twitter.com/OhioPA4V