WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE
Immunize South Dakota is a dedicated network of community partners working together to increase immunization rates and prevent disease through education and outreach. The coalition comprises health care professionals, advocates, scientists, parents, community members, and others interested in improving vaccination rates and health outcomes in South Dakota. Coalition members are committed to advocating, educating, and delivering services to increase immunization rates for all age levels and to serving as an essential source of immunization information for health care professionals and their patients.
Immunize South Dakota brings together health care professionals, advocates, scientists, parents, and community members as South Dakota’s trusted source of information on immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Our vision for South Dakota is to eliminate suffering due to vaccine-preventable diseases.
As an organization, we are committed to:
Pursuit of Truth
We value evidence-based and factual information on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. We support the rigorous safety protocols in vaccine production and aim to increase the
public’s confidence in vaccine safety.
We respect the dignity of each person and value the unique contributions that each of us brings to the conversation. We foster meaningful dialogue and show compassion to all people in the pursuit of vaccine education.
We strive to create a vibrant, diverse community that is representative of all communities and populations in South Dakota.
We create a culture that promotes immunizations and better health outcomes for all ages through targeted education that meets people in each life stage.
We actively engage elected officials so we can address barriers to access and increase opportunities for everyone to be vaccinated.
We work tirelessly to increase the public’s awareness about vaccine-preventable diseases and understanding of the benefits of vaccines.
We celebrate the achievements of all members of our community as we attain goals and overcome obstacles.