Friday, March 14, 2008

Be an advocate for disease prevention

Not enough Americans have access to lifesaving vaccines. Thirty-three percent of kids younger than age 3 don't receive all of their childhood shots. In addition, 75 percent of all kids and 83 percent of adults didn't get their flu shots last year.

You can support legislation to improve vaccination rates among children, adults and seniors by sending a letter of support to your elected officials. You can also support legislation to ensure our country has an adequate supply of vaccine for seasonal flu by by sending this letter.

Sending a letter to your senators and representative is easy and only takes a minute. Find these and other action alerts online through APHA's Legislative Action Center. Help make important public health legislation a priority today!

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