Staying proactive in the fight against preventable disease is more important than ever, and EverThrive Illinois wants you to be informed and safeguarded. Everyone in Illinois should be empowered to take control of their health.
Increasing vaccine confidence is a top priority for EverThrive Illinois. We provide community-centered education to address the root causes of vaccine reluctance, including systemic racism within the health care system that breeds mistrust.
We know that vaccines help promote health throughout your lifespan, and they are a vital part of everyone’s well-being. You have the power to protect yourself and your family, and we’re here to help with trusted information, resources and more.
Community Immunization Education Guide Toolkit
We’ve created a simple collection of immunization resources and materials for the purpose of educating and advocating the public on full and timely vaccination.
We also provide training for agencies and providers. For more information on trainings please contact Tamela Milan – Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fight Flu Season
Once again, the annual flu season is nearly upon us. Make sure to get your flu shot and help protect yourself and those you love!
If you do not have a provider or need assistance getting vaccinated, please utilize our Vaccine Finder or locate and contact your local health department here.
COVID-19 & Immunizations :
Resources for Parents & Providers
Together, we can prevent the spread of serious illnesses like measles, the flu, HPV, and others, while also protecting ourselves from COVID-19. If you or your family are in need of vaccines during the pandemic, it’s important to contact your provider. Many providers are taking precautions to ensure you can still safely attend your annual check-ups and immunization appointments.
CDC Parent Video Series: How Vaccines Work
Check out this great video series from the CDC highlighting the importance of vaccinating on time and in full:
- How do vaccines help babies fight infections?
- How do germs make your baby sick?
- What to expect when your baby is vaccinated?
Measles: What You Should Know – Printable resource from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Name That Rash – Printable resource with visual depictions of the most common rashes to help you easily identify contagious illnesses like measles and chickenpox.
Illinois Department of Public Health – Immunizations Resources – Find back-to-school immunization requirements, information on vaccine-preventable illness, and more.
HealthyChildren.org – American Academy of Pediatrics tools and information.