The Shots Book; A Little Brother’s Superhero Tale is an illustrated children’s book written by teen author, Ethan Posard, that explains how vaccines work, how they protect our health and protect the health of others in our community. Ethan is the “little brother” featured in the award-winning documentary, Invisible Threat, and now shares his real-life story about discovering the importance of herd immunity when his new puppy, who was too young to be vaccinated, gets sick. Ethan and his puppy become community immunity superheroes in a delightful story after getting their vaccines. The book also gives easy to follow tips to make your doctor’s visit a little easier.
“This is everything I wish I had known when I was getting my kindergarten shots”~ Author Ethan Posard
The Shots Book is dedicated to the children who must rely on herd immunity to keep them safe. Those kids fighting cancer, needing transplants, or battling other diseases are the real heroes and Ethan wants them to know they have a friend who cares. #IAmTheHerd
Book sales fund pediatric health education campaigns. Contact us for FREE “FightFlu” or “Immunized and #SchoolReady” stickers to promote a healthier community.
As a little kid I used to love to go with my parents to vote on election day. It felt like I was participating in something important and was surrounded by others also doing their civic duty, and I especially liked getting an “I Voted” sticker. All day long people noticed my sticker. Social media is filled with selfies displaying stickers and reminding others to go vote on election day. Multiple scientific studies have shown the powerful effect a simple sticker has to motivate people to vote. While stickers are fun, it turns out there is powerful psychology behind the idea. To have a healthy democracy we need citizens to do their part. The same is also true to combat dangerous infectious diseases, like the flu, we need those who can to do their part. Inspired by the “I voted” sticker (and funded through book sales) I created a #FightFlu version using my superhero logo, because when you immunize you become a community immunity superhero. With the help of the National Foundation for Infectious Disease and FCAAP, I hope this idea takes off and we see selfies proudly displaying #FightFlu stickers and doing a superhero pose after getting your flu shot. Please go to TheShotsBook.com or Facebook.com/TheShotsBook and contact me to get free #FightFlu stickers.