Are you tired of reading about outbreaks that might put your family at risk, either because they are too young to be vaccinated, fully vaccinated, or because they have a true medical condition that keeps them from being vaccinated?
How to Become a Vaccine Advocate
It is time to speak up and speak out against anti-vaccine misinformation.
It’s time to become a vaccine advocate.
- Learn about vaccines and why we know that they are safe, with few risks, necessary and that they work.
- Review stories of people with vaccine-preventable diseases and be aware of the complications of these life-threatening diseases.
- Know the answers to the frequently asked questions parents often have about vaccines.
- Learn how to talk about vaccines and counter vaccine hesitancy, including COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, which tragically, is a real thing.
- Understand what life was like before we had vaccines.
- Learn about anti-vaccine myths and talking points.
- Make sure vaccines are easily available to everyone in your community.
- Know that some parents are just scared to vaccinate their kids because of all of the anti-vaccine misinformation they see online, so need a little help to make the right choice about vaccines.
- Visit these reliable and trusted sources of vaccine information.
- Learn how to debunk anti-vaccine propaganda.
Most importantly, post and share stories when you or your family get a vaccine!
And be skeptical when you see or hear something that is anti-vaccine, especially when they are talking about toxins, vaccine-induced diseases, Big Pharma, vaccine choice, mandatory vaccination, the benefits of natural immunity, or when they are trying to sell you their books, videos, seminars, or supplements.
If nothing else, drop a link to the vaxopedia whenever someone posts something about vaccines that you just know isn’t true.
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