This Year’s Foundation Luncheon to Support Vaccine Advocacy

Kids aren’t getting caught up on routine vaccinations missed during the pandemic. According to the CDC, there was a consistent drop in the number of children who received routine vaccinations. In Ohio from 2020-2021, vaccine coverage dropped by an average of 2.6% for kindergartens for the following immunizations: hepatitis B; DTP, Dtap; MMR; polio; and varicella). As pediatrician offices are working to catch patients up on routine immunizations, they are also working hard to fight vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.

The Ohio AAP knows the importance of vaccines. We hope you will join us at this year’s Annual Meeting Foundation Fundraiser, From Fear to Medical Freedom: Overcoming the Vaccine Hesitancy Movement and Medical Misinformation to Increase Rates Through Pediatricians, Legislators, Media, and the Community. Ohio’s immunization rates are NOT where they need to be for all Ohioans to be protected from potentially dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases. The mis- and disinformation has scared Ohioans, and it is time to set the record straight.

On October 28, 2022, at the Polaris Hilton, a panel of medical and lived experience experts, including parents, will share how we can get our children back on track with vaccines and change the narrative of the vaccine hesitant, misinformation movement. The luncheon will feature a special virtual appearance by Paul Offit, MD, FAAP – all paid luncheon attendees will also receive a copy of his new book, You Bet Your Life. Most importantly, all funds raised at this year’s event will support Ohio Champions for Vaccines (OC4V) and our efforts to spread medically correct information to Ohio families to increase vaccine rates.

How can YOU help?

  • Register to attend
  • Purchase raffle tickets
  • Sponsor a table
  • Donate a raffle prize

 Link to register, sponsor or donate: https://ohioaap.org/foundationluncheon

Following the luncheon, be sure to stay around for Annual Meeting 2022! After 2 years of a virtual experience, this year’s meeting returns fully in-person! Learn about hot topics during our education sessions, hear advocacy updates, network with colleagues, and interact with our amazing meeting exhibitors. Plus, as an exclusive Ohio AAP membership benefit, registration is FREE for Ohio AAP members.

Link to Annual Meeting registration: https://ohioaap.org/annualmeeting22

Thank you for your support and please contact Olivia Simon at osimon@ohioaap.org for any questions or concerns.

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