Personal stories


PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Parents TYPE: External Link PKIDs Online : Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases

PKIDs Online : Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases

Educates the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected. Assists the families of the children living with hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic, viral infectious diseases with emotional, financial and informational support.

Corporate Authors: Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases
Publisher: Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases

PUBLISHED: 2016 CATEGORY: Parents, Adults TYPE: External Link Faces of Influenza

Faces of Influenza

The American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza campaign is a seasonal influenza public education initiative to urge families to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Authors: American Lung Association
Corporate Authors: American Lung Association
Publisher: American Lung Association

PUBLISHED: 2016 CATEGORY: Parents, Adultes TYPE: External Link Votre histoire : Fondation canadienne de recherche sur le méningite

Votre histoire : Fondation canadienne de recherche sur le méningite

Faire part de votre expérience personnelle en envoyant votre histoire à la Fondation canadienne de recherche sur la méningite.

Authors: Fondation canadienne de recherche sur la méningite
Publisher: Fondation canadienne de recherche sur la méningite

PUBLISHED: 2016 CATEGORY: Parents, New Canadians TYPE: External Link What made this vaccine-hesitant couple change their mind?

What made this vaccine-hesitant couple change their mind?

Tyson and Dawn didn't immunize their first child, but eventually changed their mind about vaccines. Here's their story, from I Boost Immunity.

Publisher: I Boost Immunity

PUBLISHED: 2016 CATEGORY: Parents, Adults TYPE: External Link Your Story: The Canadian Meningitis Research Foundation

Your Story: The Canadian Meningitis Research Foundation

You can send your story to the Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada about your experience related to meningitis.

Publisher: Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada

PUBLISHED: 2015 CATEGORY: Parents, Health care providers TYPE: External Link Personal Stories

Personal Stories

Vaccines are necessary because the diseases they prevent still exist. Although readers may not know someone who has had a vaccine-preventable disease, many families have endured the consequences of these infections. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (US) has collected and continue to collect some of their stories and post them on its website.

Sharing these stories is an important aspect of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s work, because many people are not familiar with vaccine-preventable diseases, and, unfortunately, that means some people do not feel it is important to continue immunizing their children against these diseases. As anyone who has lived through a vaccine-preventable disease will tell you, it is much easier to endure the brief moment of pain from a vaccine than to endure a serious illness.

Publisher: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

PUBLISHED: 2015 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents, Adults TYPE: External Link Voices for Vaccines: Parents Speaking Up for Immunization

Voices for Vaccines: Parents Speaking Up for Immunization

Voices for Vaccines (VFV) is a parent-driven organization supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials that provides parents clear, science-based information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease, as well as an opportunity to join the national discussion about the importance of on-time vaccination. (US)

Corporate Authors: Voices for Vaccines
Publisher: Task Force for Global Health

PUBLISHED: 2014 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Adults TYPE: External Link Pandemic influenza storybook

Pandemic influenza storybook

The CDC's Pandemic Flu Storybook provides readers with a look at the impact pandemic flu events have had on both survivors and the families and friends of non-survivors. These stories are not folklore, but personal recollections. This collection of stories was first released in 2008 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic.

Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PUBLISHED: 2014 CATEGORY: Adults TYPE: External Link Unprotected people reports

Unprotected people reports

Includes case reports, personal testimonies, newspaper and journal articles about people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Corporate Authors: Immunization Action Coalition
Publisher: Immunization Action Coalition

PUBLISHED: 2007 CATEGORY: Adults TYPE: PDFA personal story of polio

A personal story of polio

Features the personal story of a polio survivor and how she continues to suffer from Post Polio Syndrome.

Authors: Toone Joan
Corporate Authors: Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion
Publisher: Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion