Modified: September 4, 2020 8:27am
IMAGE GALLERY FROM AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND SELF MAGAZINE PORTRAYS ACCURATE SCENES OF VACCINATION ACROSS ALL AGES
Erie County Department of Health shares “Vaccines Save Lives” package; includes free photos available for use by media, general public
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health is sharing a photography collection from the American Academy of Pediatrics and SELF Magazine that shows medically accurate, realistic scenes of vaccination.
Editors, news directors, reporters, educators, clinicians, human resource officers, marketing professionals and the general public will find these images useful when producing news articles or communications related to flu season or vaccination.
From a SELF Magazine release in August 2019:
“The stock photography commonly used in stories about vaccines are often medically inaccurate in a range of ways, from showing the wrong syringes to showing shots being administered incorrectly. In addition to that, you typically see a lot of crying babies, anxious-looking patients, and close-up shots of oversized needles. While it’s no secret that getting a shot isn’t usually a fun experience, imagery that’s frightening and inaccurate only further perpetuates the idea that vaccines are just scary, painful, and something both parents and their children dread.”
These images are available for download and use with proper attribution in print, broadcast or online publications, or on social media. Please use the following credit line: Heather Hazzan, SELF Magazine.
Erie County Department of Health: www.erie.gov/health
American Academy of Pediatrics, Immunization Image Gallery: https://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/immunizations-image-gallery.aspx
SELF Magazine: https://www.self.com/story/vaccine-stock-photos