Katie and Craig Van Tornhout lost their baby to pertussis. They are committed to preventing this tragedy from happening to other children and have been working diligently to get up to speed on the issue. They have agreed to partner with Every Child By Two (ECBT) Vaccinate Your Baby Campaign and their full story is on the ECBT website. A pertussis fact sheet will be posted soon to their site:
Fox News Channel learned of the Van Tornhout’s story and are working to spread the word about the importance of postpartum and healthcare worker vaccinations. This story is excellent in that it offers very actionable steps to reduce the incidence of pertussis.
Follow the tab that lists:
“Dr. Ken Elek on Childhood Vaccines” http://www.fox28.com/global/Category.asp?C=172861
Good Morning America will soon air a story on this event as well. Stay tuned.
Every Child By Two:
Vaccinate Your Baby:
Shot of Prevention: