Thoughtful Thursday: Shot@Life Smartphone Application

April 10, 2014

There are many reasons why funding for global vaccine access should be a priority.

Photo Credit: Shot@Life 

I want to highlight a few reasons why:

  • It is the morally correct thing to do. All children have the right to live a healthy life regardless of where they were born.  Every 20 seconds a child dies of a vaccine preventable disease. Don’t you find this unacceptable? 
  • Germs don’t need passports to travel. A threat to public health any where is a threat here, especially in growing unvaccinated populations. 
  • Dollar for dollar it is the most cost effective form of humanitarian aid.  

If you have read this far down, you probably agree with me.

Maybe you’re curious what you can do to help and you’re unsure where to start?

Photo Credit: Shot@Life 

Probably the easiest way to get started is to download the free Shot@Life smartphone application.  

The app makes its incredibly easy to take action and start advocating for global vaccine access. 
The smartphone app can:

  • Track milestones for a child(ren) that you love
  • Snap photos of important milestones 
  • Show you easy advocacy actions
  • Sign up for text alerts 
  • Share all of the above via social media 

Here are a few screenshots to show you how easy advocacy can be. I inputed my zip code, and the app found the twitter handles for my Members of Congress. I just selected Representative Harold Rogers and it composed my tweet. I can also send precomposed emails through the application, and customize those emails.

Photo Credit: Shot@Life 

I have been a Champion with Shot@Life for 16 months now, and today was the first time I noticed that I could sign up to receive text alerts about the campaign or important actions. Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? 
So what are you waiting for? 
Download the app and start advocating.  

Can’t get enough social good? 
The Shot@Life campaign is hosting an Advocate2Vaccinate Coast to Coast Challenge.  Many of the above actions are eligible to earn points for your region (And this blog post earned points too!) 
To learn more about he Advocate2Vaccinate Coast-to-Coast Challenge click here