Getting your kids vaccinated and protected is a good idea.
Vaccines are safe, necessary, and they work.
Why do we need posters and slogans to help educate people about their benefits?
Maybe because as long as there have been vaccines, there have been anti-vaccine slogans scaring parents away from them.
Immunization posters are also a good way to raise awareness of new vaccines and new recommendations for getting vaccinated.
Educating Parents About Vaccines
In the early 1980s, vaccine preventable diseases had come roaring back as folks in England and other countries got scared to vaccinate and protect their kids with the DTP vaccine.
It is reported that “public confidence in the pertussis vaccine collapsed in the early 1970s as a result of widely publicised concern about its safety and campaigns for compensation for children damaged by the vaccine.”
It got so bad that as vaccination rates fell to less than 30% in 1978, there were at least 154 deaths and 17 cases of brain damage in the UK because of pertussis infections, even though the concerns about the pertussis vaccine were widely unfounded.
“While You Make Up Your Mind About Whooping Cough Vaccination, Thousands Of Children Are Holding Their Breath” was an effective poster at this time. It highlighted the fact that you could sometimes wait too long to get your kids vaccinated, as pertussis cases and deaths grew during the outbreaks.
Vaccination rates eventually went up again, as parents made up their mind to vaccinate and protect their kids.
Immunization Posters and Slogans
Other immunization slogans and posters that have been used, including many historical posters, include:
Although you hopefully already know all about all of the vaccines that your kids need, if you see a new immunization poster or slogan, ask your pediatrician for more information.
What To Know About Immunization Posters
Although immunization posters won’t ever replace the information you get from your pediatrician, they can help you get educated and raise awareness about new vaccines and new recommendations.
More About Immunization Posters and Slogans
- CDC – Latest Childhood Immunization Print Ads and Posters
- CDC – Latest Posters to Promote Vaccination of Preteens and Teens
- Report – The pertussis vaccine controversy in Great Britain, 1974-1986.
- New Scientist – The logic of vaccination.
- Posters, Bullhorns And Skirts Help Spread The Word About Vaccines
- HHS ANNOUNCES NEW DR. SEUSS CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS
- Genius ‘Star Wars’ Poster Campaigned For Vaccines In 1977
- Review – Parents’ and informal caregivers’ views and experiences of communication about routine childhood vaccination: a synthesis of qualitative evidence.
- Study – Meningococcal ACWY vaccine uptake and awareness among student freshers enrolled at Northern Ireland universities.
- Immunization Booklets, Posters and Other Materials
- Visual Culture and Public Health Posters
- Vaccines for Children Posters
- Immunization Campaigns and Posters