Author Archives: Karen DeForest

New Shingles Vaccine Changes Recommendations for Adults

The pain associated with shingles can be unbearable. It can last for months and be so debilitating that even routine tasks become too difficult to bear. The single dose Zostavax® vaccine had been recommended since 2006, and it is about … Continue reading

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Get the Message Out to Complete the Vaccine Series.

On the Vaccine website is a short video worth viewing and sharing. It is the “UDontGetIt Offical Campaign Video” to attract both adolescents and parents to learn more about recommended immunizations, with a focus on Tdap, Meningococcal and HPV … Continue reading

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HPV Survivor – Christine Baze You Tube

HPV Survivor-Christine Baze You Tube video of a HPV survivor Christine Baze by the American Cancer Society.  Tremendous testimony for the HPV vaccine.  Powerful short video.  Please watch. -Karen DeForest, FDOH Highlands

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Caleb’s Feet Foundation

In 2013, Linda Halsey, an executive director at a Brooklyn dance company, founded Caleb’s Feet Foundation (CFF) in honor of her daughter Cheryl Janeé Parris who battled cervical cancer. The foundation was named after Caleb’s Feet Dance Company, which was … Continue reading

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National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week April 16-23, 2016  

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The Grandma I Wish I Knew

A heart tug article about HPV that is worth reading on the Voices for Vaccines website called “The Grandma I Wish I Knew”.  -Karen DeForest The Grandma I Wish I Knew From what I’ve been told, my maternal grandmother was … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay Times article on HPV disease & vaccine

Please click on link below to read a well written article in the Tampa Bay Times about the HPV disease & vaccine and the mentioning of the 2016 Florida HPV Immunization Campaign and Summit to be held in St. Petersburg this February … Continue reading

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