Jennifer Lopez adds vocal support

25 Apr

In an interview with ‘Good Morning America‘ Jennifer Lopez stood up for vaccinations by talking about a new campaign and website. The website is very accomplished and features Ms Lopez talking about how to protect your baby from Whooping Cough.

The interview itself contained the following on vaccines:

She’s also raising awareness about pertussis, the potentially fatal disease better known as whooping cough.

Visit www.soundsofpertussis.com to find out more about the vaccine.

Pertussis cases were virtually nonexistent in the United States after a vaccine was developed. Reported cases of whooping cough hit a low of about 1,000 in 1976. That number has been on the rise over the past 30 years, and in 2005, 25,000 cases were reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to a CDC study of the disease, Hispanic infants were particularly hard hit by the disease, though there is no clear reason why.

Immunization from the whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, usually between five and 10 years, so adults can spread the highly contagious disease to infants.

Lopez said babies most often contract the disease from their parents, and it can go undetected. “We’ll be OK, but it could be fatal to the babies,” she said.

The Sounds of Pertussis campaign educates adults about getting a Tdap booster shot, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

Lopez joins other responsible parents and celebs Jennifer Garner andAmanda Peet in making sure everyone knows that these vaccines are safe and available.

7 Responses to “Jennifer Lopez adds vocal support”

  1. kathomar April 26, 2009 at 02:50 #

    Is it me..or does anyone else notice all the jennifers?

  2. Kev April 26, 2009 at 07:19 #

    [hums Twighlight zone music] 😉

  3. lisanavi April 26, 2009 at 16:47 #

    yay. another reason to like her.

  4. Sullivan April 27, 2009 at 04:47 #

    Gosh–99.9999% of doctors and researchers celebrities!

  5. hammiesays April 30, 2009 at 23:38 #

    So she has made big bums fashionable and she cares about responsible parenting. What’s not to like?
    xx

  6. joeyandymom May 2, 2009 at 13:51 #

    Jennifer was a huge name when I was growing up- I had three to five of them in any given class I took. Now, the girls are all Katie (some version of Katherine) and Amanda. Which makes my classes a little confusing (since I’m also Amanda- a rare name when my mom gave it to me).

    Anyway, I shall never say another word against Jennifer Lopez. She’s turning out to be a really interesting person, an interesting parent, and not just a pretty face. I love it when that happens.

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