Presentations at Immunization Conferences
In September 2019, two of our advocate families participated in the 2019 Vaccines For Children (VFC) Annual Immunization Review in several cities across Tennessee. The event draws vaccine coordinators, physicians, nurse practitioners and others to learn about the latest in vaccine education and service. Meningitis survivor Caitlin Brison spoke in Knoxville and Chattanooga about contracting meningitis just months after telling her doctor she didn’t want the meningitis vaccine. Dwight and Linda Fryer spoke to audiences in Nashville and Memphis about the heartbreak of losing their daughter, Adrienne, to meningitis within 24 hours.
NMA is incredibly proud to be able to send our advocates to immunization conferences and local events all around the country. Their personal stories about the devastating impact of meningitis drive home the critical importance of vaccination against this terrible disease.