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Vaccines for Children

Vaccinations have been saving lives and preventing serious illness for centuries. Yet, thousands of people die and many more are hospitalized each year because of diseases like meningitis, whooping cough, and the flu that could have been prevented by vaccination. In these tough economic times, more families must choose between healthcare and other critical needs. Fortunately, the federal government program, Vaccines for Children (VFC), provides vaccines to eligible children and teens at no- or low-cost. NACCHO seeks to raise awareness among parents about this program, and local health departments can help.

NACCHO launched a campaign, with support from Sanofi Pasteur, to increase awareness of the VFC program and educate parents about how they can access no- or low-cost vaccines for their children and teens.  Campaign materials include radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in English and Spanish and radio interviews.  Posters and tear pads are available for local health departments to order and share with community partners.
In the Spotlight

Order free posters and tear pads in English and Spanish.  These materials promote Vaccines for Children and can be ordered free of charge to be mailed to your local health department.  You can also preview the posters and tear pads or download them in PDF format. More »

VFC Campaign Materials

Download public service announcements in English and Spanish.  These PSAs promote Vaccines for Children and will be aired on radio stations around the country.

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On the Air

On Sept. 1, Herminia Palacio, MD, MPH,  executive director of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (Houston-area) and NACCHO board member conducted interviews with 11 radio stations and networks across the country to promote Vaccines for Children in English and Spanish.  On the opening day of this campaign we reached nearly three million listeners. Download interviews from the Radio Media Tour in English and Spanish.

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VFC Campaign Messages

Use these talking points with the media, community partners, and the general public.

For more information about the Vaccines for Children program, visit the CDC website.

Encourage people to find their local health department.