CDC distributes PSAs urging pediatric vaccinations

8/29/2008

ATLANTA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases announced Thursday that it would distribute public service announcements to broadcasters urging parents to get vaccinations for their 11- and 12-year-old children.

The campaign focuses on diseases such as meningitis, whooping cough and human papillomavirus, the virus that causes genital warts and, in girls and women, cervical cancer. CDC specifically mentions the meningitis vaccine MCV4 and Tdap, a booster against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough.

The PSAs are available in English and Spanish at lengths of 60, 30 and 15 seconds and can be downloaded from www.countingonyoupsas.com.

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