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Standing up for something you believe in can be thrilling and a little intimidating. It is even tougher when there are large numbers of passionate parents on both sides of the fence.

Childhood immunization has become an impassioned, heated subject in the United States. There are many loud voices from celebrities and outspoken parents who want to erode parents’ trust in immunizations. Just bringing up the subject of immunizations in a playgroup can lead to hostile conversations and challenge friendships.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can and should stand up for your choice to immunize your child. Remember, you are a part of the majority. There is a groundswell of parents who want to combat the tide of distrust in vaccines. Parents just like YOU are taking a stand for healthy kids.

Together, we can make sure every Colorado kid can proudly say, “I’m good.”

  • Luckily, I have a friend who is an MD, so when any of my mom friends talk about not vaccinating while their rubbing their big, beautiful bellies, I (somewhat) stay out of it and tell them to give her call. I know it's scary and people want to believe in conspiracy theories or myths that vaccines are bad. And worse, want to shame others for vaccinating. But we MUST put aside that nonsense and stand bravely together to we protect the weakest in our communities: the elderly. The pregnant. The newborns. Those with AIDS or other immune diseases. We are so lucky that most of the terrible diseases we're vaccinating against are things we've never seen: the pain, suffering and crippling results of polio, diphtheria, rubella and so many more. I don't want to see these diseases in my town. On my street. In my child. So I'm doing my part to help keep them out. I won't call you to the table or give you a hard time if you choose not to vaccinate; but I do expect you should thank me for doing my part. And I will keep you in my thoughts and heart, hoping you--and the rest of us--will never have to face the real cost of your hedged bet.
    Boulder, CO
    Kids: 1
  • Sure, I don't have kids yet, but that doesn't mean that I don't want to protect them. I always get all the immunizations I need to be one less person that can get others sick. By just getting the flu vaccine I am preventing the spread of illness. Who wouldn't want to do that?
    Dawn Crawford
    Raleigh, NC
  • We believe that by choosing to vaccinate our son that we are not only protecting him, but all the other children he interacts with on a daily basis. Modern science has allowed us to protect all of our children...and for that we are grateful.
    Centennial, CO
    Kids: 1
  • It is alarming to see the recent rise in childhood diseases like pertussis. My wife and I get ourselves and our children vaccinated to protect not only our family, but other vulnerable members of our community as well. It is important to know that we are helping to build a healthier world.
    Mike Smith
    Denver, CO
    Kids: 2

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