A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 10, 2019
“Don’t wait. Vaccinate”

"Don’t wait. Vaccinate” (or “Don’t wait to vaccinate” is a vaccination slogan that has been used by many health departments in the United States. “Don’t wait to vaccinate until scared into it by the presence of small-pox” was printed in the Chicago (IL) Tribune on February 1, 1882. “If your hogs are not vaccinated, better have it done now. Don’t wait. Vaccinate” was printed in the Abbeville (LA) Meriodional on November 14, 1931. “DON’T WAIT—VACCINATE your flock for fowl pox at once. New vaccine in stock” was printed in the Princeton (IN) Clarion-News on November 26, 1947.

“The vaccination drive by the Health Dept. (remember?) was hypoed by the (Three—ed.) Flames’ song ‘Don’t Wait, Gate—Vaccinate!’” was printed in the Daily News (New York, NY) on April 20, 1948. “A ‘Don’t Wait—Vaccinate’ poster in connection with the current effort of the Durham County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to get local residents of all age groups to get polio Salk vaccine inoculations” was printed in the Durham (NC) Sun on May 8, 1957.

The “Don’t wait. Vaccinate” slogan has been printed on many images.


1 February 1882, Chicago (IL) Tribune, pg. 6, col. 4:
SMALL-POX.
Statements of the Secretary of the State Board of Health.
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 31.—In answer to an inquiry from a physician at Minooka, the Secretary of the State Board of Health writes that: (...) “The moral of which is: Don’t wait to vaccinate until scared into it by the presence of small-pox. If you do you must chooses the lesser of two evils, and run the risk of vaccinal complications and troubles.”

14 November 1931, Abbeville (LA) Meriodional, pg. 2, col. 4:
If your hogs are not vaccinated, better have it done now. Don’t wait. Vaccinate.

26 November 1947, Princeton (IN) Clarion-News, pg. 5, col. 2 classified ad:
DON’T WAIT—VACCINATE
your flock for fowl pox at once. New vaccine in stock.
SUNSHINE FEED STORE AND HATCHERY

20 April 1948, Daily News (New York, NY), “Listening In” with Sid Shalit, pg. 40, col. 3:
The vaccination drive by the Health Dept. (remember?) was hypoed by the (Three—ed.) Flames’ song “Don’t Wait, Gate—Vaccinate!”

27 January 1957, Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel, pg. B-14, col. 1 ad:
MARCH OF DIME FUNDS
(...)
DON’T WAIT—VACCINATE!
(...)
THE FOUNDATION FOR INFANTILE PARALYSIS

22 March 1957, Evansville (IN) Courier, pg. 11, col. 2 ad:
DON’T WAIT—VACCINATE…
(Woods Drugs.—ed.)

8 May 1957, Durham (NC) Sun, pg. 1, col. 2 photo caption:
DOING THEIR BIT—Shown above are J. C. Day and Edward Hamlet of Boy Scout Troop No, 17 putting up a “Don’t Wait—Vaccinate” poster in connection with the current effort of the Durham County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to get local residents of all age groups to get polio Salk vaccine inoculations before the polio season gets underway.—Sun Staff Photo.

11 March 1989, Houston (TX) Post, “City Scrambles to Urge Measles Immunizations,” pg. A7:
Houston’s health department combats the measles outbreak with a mass mailing and bus advertising. The city’s water bills will contain immunization reminders and buses will carry the slogan, “Don’t wait, vaccinate.”

11 April 1991, Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, AR), “Junior League to recognize Ms. Bumpers,” pg. 7B, col. 3:
The Junior League of Little Rock will host a reception honoring Betty Bumpers, wife of U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, at 5:30 p.m. today at Second Presbyterian Church.
(...)
The reception will precede the “Don’t Wait to Vaccinate” campaign in which Junior League chapters statewide will be participating April 21-27.

12 April 1991, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, “Around the county,” pg. F3:
The Junior League of Central and North Brevard Inc. is sponsoring a “Don’t Wait to Vaccinate” public awareness campaign during National Volunteer Week, April 21-27.

OCLC WorldCat record
Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!: Ask Dr. Sue.
Author: Susan S Aronson
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Child Care Information Exchange, n89 p47-49 Jan-Feb 1993
Summary:
Argues that child care providers play an important role in assuring the timely and complete immunization of young children. Suggests that full immunization be a condition of participation in child care. Describes resources that can be used to promote timely and complete immunizations. (HOD)

OCLC WorldCat record
Don’t wait! : vaccinate
Author: Pan American Health Organization.; World Health Organization. National Immunization Program.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); Texas. Division of Immunization.; Baylor College of Medicine.; All authors
Publisher: Boynton Beach, FL : Distributed by Universal Health Communications, ©1995.
Edition/Format: VHS video : VHS tape Visual material : English
Summary:
Explains that the best way to prevent diseases like measles, whooping cough and hepatitis B in children is to vaccinate on schedule.

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OCLC WorldCat record
Don’t wait, vaccinate! : a guide to immunization for First Nations parents and caregivers.
Author: Canada. Santé Canada.
Publisher: [Ottawa] : Health Canada, ©2010.
Edition/Format: Print book : National government publication : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Don’t wait, vaccinate! : HPV (human papillomavirus).
Author: Canada. Indigenous Services Canada.
Publisher: [Gatineau, QC] : Indigenous Services Canada, ©2018.
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : National government publication : English

Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle
Measles outbreak: City declares public health emergency with 285 confirmed cases
April 9, 2019 Scott Enman
New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday morning, ordering mandatory measles vaccinations for residents in parts of Williamsburg as the number of confirmed cases for the infection rose to 285 since Sept. 30.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said individuals and parents who ignore the order will be fined up to $1,000 and that “disease detectives” would question them. The outbreak is primarily affecting the Orthodox Jewish community.
(...)
To encourage immunization, the city has created the slogan, “Don’t wait. Vaccinate.”

Twitter
NYC Mayor’s Office
@NYCMayorsOffice
We are declaring a public health emergency. Kids living in zip codes 11205, 11206, 11211 and 11249 must be vaccinated against the measles, or they will not be allowed to go to school or daycares. It’s a matter of protecting our children.
Don’t wait. Vaccinate.
Mayor Bill de Blasio
0:42
8:15 PM - 9 Apr 2019

(Trademark)
Word Mark DON’T WAIT TO VACCINATE
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Registration Date September 22, 1992
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Cancellation Date March 30, 1999

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