We’re in the middle of a serious flu season in Michigan. The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) produces the MiCare Champion Cast podcast, and a recent episode focusing on protecting the community through vaccinations and specifically on the I Vaccinate campaign. Laura Hall from the MHA talks to Veronica McNally of Oakland County, founder of the Franny Strong Foundation, who shares her family’s story. Her infant daughter, Francesca Marie, lost her life to pertussis, or whooping cough, and Veronica now works to educate parents about the importance and safety of vaccines. Laura also talks about vaccination rates in Michigan and dispels common vaccine misconceptions with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.