Vaccines & Preventable Diseases:
Vaccines: Unprotected Stories
Parents tell true story of how a vaccine-preventable disease sickened their child and impacted their family.
Parents want to do everything possible to keep their children from getting sick.
Here are 8 true stories:
- Chickenpox: Everyone Said Don’t Worry; Natural Immunity Is Better reviewed August 2012
- Flu Can Kill Healthy Children reviewed August 2012
- Hib: Gasping for Life reviewed August 2012
- Measles: 106 Degrees, A True Story reviewed August 2012
- Pertussis: A Preventable Tragedy reviewed August 2012
- Pneumococcal Disease: So Many Treatments reviewed August 2012
- Polio: Polio Pioneers reviewed August 2012
- Rotavirus: I Just Wish We Had Known reviewed August 2012
These true stories are recounted in the fact sheets series, Diseases & the Vaccines that Prevent Them. Each fact sheet tells of one infant and childhood disease, lists the disease symptoms, and briefly describes the benefits and risks of vaccination.
Stopping vaccine-preventable diseases – and saving lives in the process – must be a community-wide effort to vaccinate infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Also see
- Facts for Parents: Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them
- Parents’ Guide to Childhood Immunizations
- For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children
- Video: Family Stories from Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)
- Victims of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Parent stories from Vaccinate Your Baby (Every Child By Two)
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Content last reviewed on August 22, 2012
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases