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New book for young children
Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters, by Jan Zauzmer, is a new story for children 5 years and younger, who might be nervous about getting vaccinated. Before her own vaccine appointment, Maxine spends the morning getting her “critters” vaccinated, reassuring them that the small pinch is worth it to stay healthy. The book has brightly colored illustrations and a rhyming format that is sure to keep young children engaged.
New book for adults
Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive, by Philipp Dettmer, offers a straightforward approach to understanding the immune system. Using war terminology, Dettmer discusses the various parts of the immune system as well as different types of assaults that the immune system must face.
2022 State of the ImmUnion Report
Each year, Vaccinate Your Family, a vaccine advocacy group started by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers, publishes their State of the ImmUnion Report (SOTI Report). This report, aimed at helping elected officials stay up to date on immunization-related issues, is useful for anyone who wants to get a bird’s-eye view of what is happening related to vaccines. With its straightforward approach and big-picture themes, it offers a quick, yet informative, snapshot of what should be concerning all of us.
The 2022 SOTI Report highlights issues related to COVID-19, vaccine access and misinformation.
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