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Actor Amanda Peet Joins with Every Child By Two and the American Academy of Pediatrics to Urge Parents to Get the Facts About Immunizations

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 General News J E 4
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"Vaccinate Your Baby" Campaign Kicks Off



What: Every Child By Two (ECBT) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are launching a new campaign with actor Amanda Peet to urge parents to immunize their babies from vaccine-preventable diseases. This new initiative will address misinformation about vaccines that causes confusion among parents and puts children at risk. These myths are resulting in real life consequences - the United States is currently facing the largest measles outbreak since 1997. At this press conference, broadcast Public Service Announcements featuring Amanda Peet will be unveiled as well as a new comprehensive web site for parents who want to get the facts about childhood immunization.



Who:

Amanda Peet, Actor and mother

Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady and Cofounder of ECBT

Betty Bumpers, Former First Lady of Arkansas and Cofounder of ECBT

Renee Jenkins, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics

Paul Offit, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Vaccine Education Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Ann Hotez, Mother of autistic daughter

Amy Pisani, MS, Executive Director, ECBT



When: Tuesday, August 5, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. EDT



Where: Gramercy Room, Peninsula Hotel, 3rd Floor

700 5th Avenue at 55th Street

New York, NY

A dial-in number will also be available.



RSVP: Please e-mail Jennifer Zavolinsky (Jennifer@ecbt.org) if you will be attending or participating by phone. Due to hotel security, RSVPs are required.



Every Child By Two, the Rosalynn Carter/Betty Bumpers Campaign for Early Childhood Immunization, works to ensure that all children receive timely immunizations and continues to seek methods to institutionalize vaccine delivery and ensure access to vaccines for all children. For more information, visit www.ecbt.org.



The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults (www.aap.org).



CONTACT: Jennifer Zavolinsky of Every Child By Two, +1-202-783-7034 x14, Jennifer@ecbt.org



/PRNewswire-USNewswire - Aug. 4/

SOURCE Every Child By Two
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