Parents of Earth, Are Your Children Fully Immunized?

Title

Parents of Earth, Are Your Children Fully Immunized?

Description

The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, in partnership with the Center for Disease Control, issued this poster to gently remind parents to vaccinate their children. Using figures from pop culture, this poster creates awareness by drawing the attention of adults and children alike.

The Center for Disease Control considers vaccines to be the greatest accomplishment of public health in the United States. It was the creation of the Salk polio virus vaccine in 1955 that prompted federally funded vaccination programs. Years later, in 1962, the Vaccination Assistance Act was established to help fund, purchase, and administer a wide range of childhood vaccines. Thanks to these efforts, smallpox has been completed eradicated and fewer and fewer people suffer the effects of diseases like measles and pertussis.

To encourage vaccination, public health officials reached out to parents through lively posters and other promotional advertisements. The campaign continues to this day, in an effort to quell concerns about vaccine effectiveness and safety. The Center for Disease Control stresses that although no vaccine is 100% safe or effective, they serve as our best defense in the battle against infectious disease. Licensing and testing measures are rigorous, taking up to 10 years or more, and safety is continually monitored through the FDA. Through the cooperation of public health officials and scientists, the CDC strives to improve safety, delivery, and effectiveness.

Creator

Images from the History of Medicine (NLM); Center for Disease Control

Date

ca. 1977

Source

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visualculture/images/a025341.jpg

Relation

Visual Culture and Public Health Posters. (n.d.). U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved Oct 15, 2012 from http://1.usa.gov/ewtN3N

Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visualculture/infectious23.html

Rights

Source: History of Vaccine Safety. (n.d.). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved Oct 15, 2012, from http://1.usa.gov/T5UeMm

Publisher

Center for Disease Control

Contributor

Center for Disease Control

Format

Medium: Poster

Language

English

Type

Posters

Identifier

DOH, CDC, Vaccinations, Vaccines, Public Health, Disease

Coverage

United States

Files

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visualculture/images/a025341.jpg

Reference

Images from the History of Medicine (NLM); Center for Disease Control, Parents of Earth, Are Your Children Fully Immunized?, Center for Disease Control, ca. 1977

Cite As

Images from the History of Medicine (NLM); Center for Disease Control, “Parents of Earth, Are Your Children Fully Immunized?,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/241.