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Home for the Holidays? 5 Ways to Protect Your Family from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases During the Holiday Season

With an increasing number of people traveling the globe, our world keeps getting smaller and smaller. This is especially true during the holiday season, when an expected seven million Americans will take to the air in the last weeks of the year to celebrate with family and friends. While this makes spending time with far-flung family members much easier, it also increases opportunities for dangerous pathogens to more easily circulate and spread across greater geographic distances.

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Start the School Year Off Right With Vaccines!

As kids gear up to go back to school, we're reminding parents to check immunization off their back-to-school checklist!

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Why I Advocate for the HPV Vaccine After Cancer Took My Husband’s Life

Guest post by Mary Ann Martin

As National Cancer Prevention Month draws to a close, Mary Ann Martin shares the story of her husband’s battle with HPV-associated anal cancer and explains why she advocates for the vaccine that can prevent the cancer that took her husband’s life. 

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Losing My Baby to the Flu: An Interview with Mom Vira Cover

“I miss her. I wish she were here.”

On December 1, 2003, Vira Cover experienced what no parent should have to: the death of a child.

Just a week earlier, on Thanksgiving Day, Vira’s 23-month-old daughter, Elizabeth Terese Cover, caught the H1N1 strain of influenza and developed bilateral pneumonia. During the 2003-2004 flu season, 152 children in the U.S. died from flu. Elizabeth was one of them.

Vira shared her and Elizabeth’s story in an interview with the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition.

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