Why we vaccinate. Part 1.
Over the next few days, as the Skepchicks and the Women Thinking Free Foundation prepare to launch the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated campaign, I will be posting videos. These will be stories, examples, and maybe even an educational video or two, to emphasize the importance of getting your Tdap booster.
If you will be at Dragon Con, you have no excuse. We organized a vaccine clinic toÂ be held in the Mall at Peachtree Center, adjacent to the D*C hotels, where we are providing free Tdap vaccines to any adults who need one.
We are in the middle of a pertussis epidemic, and an epic one at that. And the people who are most risk of serious complications, including death, from this disease are not able to be vaccinated against it. The herd needs to rise to theÂ occasion. Your vaccine could save someone else’s life. And if we all get vaccinated, we will save lives. That’s how it works.
It’s a shot. It takes less than a single second to administer. Get it. Because no parent should have to tell this story: