Dec 29, 2015

Top 10 Ways to be Pro-Vaccine in the New Year

Want to support the pro-vaccine movement, but don't know where to start? Check out these 10 tips to get started. 

1. Volunteer. Sign-up today for a fun and rewarding experience volunteering with Immunize Nevada or one of our partners. 

2. Share your immunization story. Why are you passionate about vaccines? Whether you’ve personally experienced a vaccine preventable disease, or someone you love has been impacted, sharing your story with us to use on our website and social media is a powerful way to be an advocate. Contact us at info@immunizenevada.org

3. Get social. We need advocates to spread pro-vaccine message with their social networks. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and share our messages and images. 
 
4. Advocate for immunizations to friends and family.  Vaccines aren’t a “taboo” topic – they’re an important part of preventive health. Have the courage to ask family members if they’re up to date on their vaccines, if they got their annual flu vaccine, or if they’re planning to immunize their newborn. These are important conversations that need to happen! Here's a great article on how to approach the subject. 
 
5. Shop online at AmazonSmile. This is a simple and automatic way for you to support Immunize Nevada every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and select Immunize Nevada as your charity of choice. 
 
6. Thank an Immunizer. Next time you’re at your healthcare provider’s office, a clinic or the pharmacy, thank an immunizer. These are the people that enable us to protect health with vaccines, and people often forget to thank someone holding a needle! 
 
7. Support Silver Syringe. Know an immunization champion going above and beyond to promote health and prevent disease? Nominate them today, and check out the sponsorship levels for our event in April. 
 
8. Join Team Vaccine. For the cost of two lattes a month you can give the gift of health to someone in need all year long, and get special pro-vaccine perks! Sign-up today
 
9. Get your flu vaccine. It’s not too late, and while you’re at it, bring along a friend or family member to get vaccinated with you. Find a location near you
 
10. Get up to date on your own vaccines. Check if you are up to date in Nevada WebIZ. While you’re at it, check to make sure your kids and your family members are up to date as well. Haven’t used Nevada WebIZ yet? You may need to call their helpdesk to set up your account. Once you’re in, you can print off what immunizations are recommended for you to take into your healthcare provider or pharmacist. 
 

 

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Immunize Nevada, an award winning 501c3 non profit, is widely recognized as Nevada’s trusted resource for immunizations and community health for all ages by fostering education and statewide collaboration.

 

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