Local agencies partner in ‘Keeping Kids Safe’ campaign
The Lincoln County Health Department, along with HAVEN, Lincoln County Department of Social Services, Parkside Preschool Center, and HealthFirst, Inc. are celebrating Immunization Awareness Month this August by kicking off a vaccine awareness campaign, “Keeping Kids Safe.”
The campaign’s goal is to collaborate as community agencies that touch the lives of families living in our communities, with a common message; vaccines are Keeping Kids Safe.
“We know that parents make decisions that impact their child’s future every day. It is important for parents to keep their child safe and protect them”, states Jennifer Johnson, Public Health Nurse for Lincoln County Health Department. “We know the majority of parents view vaccines as just another means to do just that.”
For the month of August, organizations will be celebrating immunizations through the following activities:
•T-shirts and lanyards – Our staff will be wearing during the month of August.
•$5 DQ Gift Cards – We will be giving to clients that ask about #askmewhyivax. Supplies are limited.
•Posters – Campaign posters showing our message will be displayed throughout August.
•Social Media Posts – We will be posting weekly information on the campaign throughout August.
•Flyer and Brochure – We will distribute to clients and families with campaign information.
Some key facts on the important role vaccines have in Keeping Kids Safe.:
•It is unknown which diseases children may come in contact with so it is best to keep them protected with vaccination.
•When a community decides to stop getting vaccinations it puts others at risk.
•Some people cannot get vaccinated due to immune issues, so those who are able should get vaccinated to limit the spread of disease.
•A high percentage of the population needs to be vaccinated for community immunity to be effective.
•Vaccines go through intense testing before being released to the public. Countless studies show the effectiveness and safety of vaccines.
•Many disease have been eliminated due to vaccines.