May is Toddler Immunization Month (TIM)! At Shot by Shot, we’ve been following California’s continuing very high rate of whooping cough illness. Stories help spread awareness about the human faces behind the numbers of vaccine-preventable diseases. Visit our Story Gallery to find a growing collection of whooping cough stories (written and video). We invite educators and the larger health community to use these and Shot by Shot’s many other stories (including Hib, flu, rotavirus, Hep B, pneumococcal, and varicella) to promote awareness during TIM and beyond.
Stories in action: Last month, Shot by Shot invited to share our project at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s StoryCon 2015. The gathering was dedicated to the power of stories in advancing public health. We were very honored to take part!
Together we can stop disease!
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Megan recounts how her baby caught measles from a visit to her pediatrician's waiting room. She talks about the frightening experience of caring for her seriously ill child. | See story »
Charlotte Nott developed septicaemia (serious blood poisoning) from a type B meningococcal disease infection. Her mother, Jenny Daniels, talks about the devastating impact on Charlotte and the rest of her family. (Courtesy of The Vaccine Knowledge Project). | See story »
A young woman struggles with undiagnosed whooping cough that leads to blacking out and time in the hospital. | See story »
Mariah had a cough when Dylan was born. She didn't know the cough was due to pertussis (whooping cough). | See story »