Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Promote National Infant Immunization Week: April 25- May 2

Jennifer Lopez adds vocal support" Left Brain Right Brain (April 25, 2009) - "In an interview with 'Good Morning America' Jennifer Lopez stood up for vaccinations by talking about a new campaign and website. The website is very accomplished and features Ms Lopez talking about how to protect your baby from Whooping Cough... She's also raising awareness about pertussis, the potentially fatal disease better known as whooping cough... Immunization from the whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, usually between five and 10 years, so adults can spread the highly contagious disease to infants. Lopez said babies most often contract the disease from their parents, and it can go undetected. 'We'll be OK, but it could be fatal to the babies,' she said. The Sounds of Pertussis campaign educates adults about getting a Tdap booster shot, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Lopez joins other responsible parents and celebs Jennifer Garner and Amanda Peet in making sure everyone knows that these vaccines are safe and available."http://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/?p=2230

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