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Stop the Measles!

​​​​​​​​​​​Children’s book characters, Ivy + Bean, are on a mission to stop the measles through vaccination! 

As a follow-up to the 2014 launch, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Measles & Rubella Initiative (M&RI), and other partners have introduced a new set of educational materials, featuring the precocious duo, now available for doctors, schools, child care centers, and other child health providers.

​Vaccination is the single-best way to protect our children from measles—a very serious respiratory disease that is contagious. In recent years, the United States has faced several measles outbreaks as a result of poor immunization coverage. To prevent future breakouts and educate parents, children, and the community about why the measles vaccine​ is so important, the AAP is offering these free educational materials for a limited time only.

FREE Resources Now Available:

​​​What's inside the kit? The Ivy+Bean vs The Measles resources will include a double-sided poster, coloring/comic books, stickers, and temporary tattoos, all featuring Ivy + Bean. Organizations, clinics, and schools serving children are eligible to request materials at no cost.  A limited number of Spanish materials will also be available! 

How do I order? To request materials, click on the image below. You will be redirected to a site where you will need to create an account (takes less than 2 minutes) to order the resources.  The log-in details will allow you to check the shipping status of your materials.  Please e-mail​ if you have any issues placing your order.​ ​

 ​​​(Limit: 2 per organization)​

Download the Coloring/Comic Book PDF:​




Thanks to Our Partners!

The Ivy + Bean vs. The Measles campaign is made possible with the support of the AAP, Chronicle Books, and the M&RI—​a global partnership founded by the American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UN Foundation, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization.​

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​Ivy + Bean Images Copyright © Chronicle Books.​
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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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