Television star Jo Frost advocates global vaccinations with UNF’s Shot@Life.
By Erica Moody
It’s a hot-button issue and even reality stars are taking a stand for or against vaccinations, including former “Supernanny” star Jo Frost. The parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author joined fellow United Nations Foundation Shot@Life global ambassador, Paralympian and polio survivor Dennis Ogbe at a summit on Capitol Hill last week. Shot@Life ambassadors work to raise awareness and help provide access to vaccinations in developing countries, with the aim of decreasing vaccine-preventable childhood diseases and deaths.
Along with over 100 volunteers, trained to advocate and fundraise for global childhood immunizations, Frost and Ogbe visited the offices of Rep. John Yarmuth, Rep. David Price and Sen. Mark Kirk during the summit, her first time on Capitol Hill.
“While the escalating war on vaccinating at home wages on, I am fighting for the parents in less fortunate countries,” Frost says. “Vaccines save children from preventable fatal diseases and can ensure that their children may live to celebrate their first birthday, something parents here often take for granted.”