The facts are simple: Vaccines are safe. They are highly effective. They are supported by every major American medical society and government agency and are a routine part of pediatric care. Yet the growing number of VPD outbreaks suggest more must be done to support immunization and halt the spread of serious—and potentially deadly—diseases.
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Letter in Support of Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act of 2019
CDF joined other leading organizations to share our support for the Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act of 2019 (H.R. 2862), which is a critical step in combating vaccine hesitancy and misinformation and ensuring that there is continued public awareness of the importance of vaccinations.
From 2008 to 2018, I served as pastor of Saint John’s Church, a multi-racial congregation in St. Louis. Centering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s public vision, we called ourselves “beloved disciples building Beloved Community.” This hope-filled picture of a transformed nation animated our work together—in faith for justice.Read More
Approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is a major milestone in our country’s response to a pandemic that has ravaged the nation for 19 months, with Black and brown communities disproportionately experiencing loss of life, livelihoods, and loved ones.Read More
This school year, as concerns loom large for many families, children need protection from COVID-19, mental health supports, safe and supportive school climates, opportunities to finish learning, and certainty and reassurance about their futures.Read More
The State of America's Children® 2021 Child Health 726,000 CHILDREN LOST HEALTH INSURANCE BETWEEN 2016 AND 2019. All [...]Read More
The mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder were far from the first--but they can and must be the last. Too many children are still worrying and wondering “When will this madness end?” This time, let’s give them the answer they deserve: today.Read More
The “seed experiment” is a favorite science project from preschool on up: A child plants identical seeds in two pots. She places the first pot [...]Read More
Today, Congress took the final step to pass the American Rescue Plan Act, which President Biden is expected to subsequently sign into law. The $1.9 trillion relief package, for which President Biden’s proposal served as the foundation, marks a bold step forward in the fight for our children’s future. The American Rescue Plan Act will provide immediate relief for children and families, work to address the racial and economic injustices that COVID-19 has exacerbated, and take a long overdue step to address our nation’s shameful child poverty crisis, cutting child poverty in half in 2021.Read More