Introducing Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child By Two
Nov 14, 2018
Every Child By Two is pleased to announce our new name…Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child By Two (VYF).
In 1991, Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers launched Every Child By Two to educate families, healthcare providers, policymakers and others about the importance of timely immunizations by age two. Since that time, our organization has helped to educate millions of families about vaccines and helped to create policies that keep children safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Fortunately, since the creation of the organization, science has advanced and vaccines have been developed to protect people of all ages. Therefore, in 2015, our Board of Directors voted to officially broaden our mission to include efforts to help ensure vaccinations across the lifespan.
Today, by changing our name to Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child By Two, our organization is solidifying our commitment to our expanded mission of protecting people of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases. We look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts with our longtime partners to promote the importance of timely vaccinations and pro-vaccine policies across the United States. We will continue to serve as a credible, science-based source of immunization news and information for the public, healthcare providers, policymakers, the media and our partners.
We invite you to visit our new Vaccinate Your Family website, which incorporates the essential information from our previous websites (www.vaccinatetyourfamily.org, www.ecbt.org & www.vaccinateyourbaby.org). We are also excited to welcome you to visit our other social media pages including @Vaxyourfam on Twitter, and Vaccinate Your Family on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Each of these sites has been rebranded to reflect our organization’s new name and logo.
As our blog readers may note, we also have a newly designed Shot of Prevention blog site. The new design was developed to improve the your user experience and encourage readers like you to spend more time on the site reading a variety of posts by making it easier to find more content of interest. The site features a newly customized theme that aligns with VYF’s new branding. As seen below, there are new content categories which align with those featured on Vaccinate Your Family’s website (pregnant women, babies/children, preteens/teens, and adults). In addition there are other categories of content that are more generally defined as news/outbreaks, science/research, expert insights, etc.)
Please help promote our new name and website, and our newly designed Shot of Prevention blog by retweeting our posts from our new Twitter handle @Vaxyourfam and sharing our Vaccinate Your Family Facebook posts throughout the next few weeks. Additionally, please “like” and share our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube posts and videos.
With your generous support, Vaccinate Your Family: the Next Generation of Every Child By Two will continue our efforts to help keep families and communities healthy, knowing that as long as a single person becomes ill from a vaccine-preventable disease, our work is not complete.
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