Vaccinate Your Baby is an awareness campaign that was launched by Every Child By Two, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunization and to foster a systematic way to immunize all of America's children by age two. The site was launched in August of 2008, and features news and information for parents who wish to learn the truth about immunization and how best to protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases.
About Every Child By Two
Every Child By Two (ECBT) was founded by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers in 1991 as a result of the measles epidemic that killed more than 120 people. Carter and Bumpers have been working on immunizations since their husbands were governors in the early 70s and have been credited with the passage of laws mandating school-age vaccination requirements in every state. The goals of ECBT are to raise awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations and to foster a systematic way to immunize all of America's children by age two. To forward its agenda, ECBT enlists the support of elected officials and their spouses, concerned community leaders, and representatives of many national organizations.
ECBT works with immunization partners nationwide to educate those who effect policy decisions regarding immunizations and to seek funding for state immunization programs who are responsible for the delivery of vaccines to the uninsured and underinsured children of this nation. The cofounders and staff of ECBT travel throughout the nation to highlight the need for continued vigilance to ensure that the 12,000 babies born every day receive life saving vaccines in a timely manner.
ECBT works in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct educational programs for healthcare providers. Much of our efforts focus on ensuring that electronic immunization registries are fully developed and implemented throughout our country. This electronic medical record helps physicians ensure that their patients receive all their vaccines on time and help parents keep track of their children's vaccines.
ECBT spearheaded efforts to attain a Presidential directive to ensure that children who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) are screened at each certification visit to ensure they are up to date on vaccines.
Every Child By Two has assisted in the development of programs and coalitions throughout the nation that seek to increase immunization coverage rates. We are well respected for our ability to mobilize grassroots campaigns, affect state and federal public policy, and execute programs that have lasting positive effects on the nation's public health system.
Every Child By Two's Vaccinate Your Baby campaign is made possible through unrestricted, educational grants from a variety of sources, none of whom may provide input on any program content.
Amanda Peet is generously volunteering her time to support this cause and does not receive compensation for her time and effort.