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Shot@Life Campaign

AAP/Shot@Life Mini Grants - Call for Applications!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now accepting applications for mini-grants up to $1,200 for residents, members or chapters to support events that benefit global vaccine advocacy and the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.  A total of 5 grants are available. Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.

As a founding partner of the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, the AAP and Shot@Life provide pediatricians opportunities to talk to engage with the public and our government about the critical role of vaccines in saving and improving the lives of children around the world.  The AAP spreads the message that all kids deserve a shot at life and offers resources to help pediatricians educate parents about the importance of international vaccine programs.

Who Can Apply: AAP members/residents and/or AAP Chapters who wish to implement a local or statewide event to benefit the Shot@Life program by raising awareness about the importance of global immunizations.  Funds may not be used for political lobbying.  While connecting activities to domestic immunization issues is acceptable, the overall scope of work must prioritize global vaccines. 

Applications: All applications are due by October 15, 2014 but will be accepted on a rolling basis so get your application in early!  E-mail completed applications or questions to Kiran Patel, Program Manager, Global Child Health at globalvaccines@aap.org

Download the application.

Free Educational Toolkit on Global Immunizations
The AAP has partnered with the Shot@Life campaign to offer free educational toolkits for pediatricians interested in addressing global immunizations in their local practices. Resources include promotional Shot@Life materials for the office (ie, shirts, pens, posters) and educational resources (ie, informational cards for parents/patients and talking points on global immunizations). Order materials today!

The Campaign

The United Nations Foundation’s new Shot@Life campaign focuses on educating, connecting and empowering Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save children’s lives in developing countries. The campaign, which seeks to mobilize the US public, members of Congress, and civil society partners, emphasizes that a child’s life can be saved every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines.  The United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give children a shot at a healthy life.

The AAP and Shot@Life

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a founding partner in the Shot@Life campaign. As an active partner, the Academy spreads the message that all kids deserve a shot at life and offers resources to help pediatricians educate patients, parents, and the community on the importance of international vaccine access. The Academy provides accurate technical health information to the campaign and seeks to make sure all children have access to vaccines.

How to Get Involved

For more information and to learn about other ways you can get involved, please contact the AAP Global Immunization Team.