It’s true… we’re obsessed. With all the recent news reports of anaphylaxis claiming our young, we want to make sure everyone gets the message.
The idea is a simple one: Anyone that has been prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector for their allergy should take two along whenever they go out, each time, every time. Traveling cross-country? Take them along. Just stepping out for a few minutes and don’t plan on eating or drinking anything? Take them along. Is your child the one with the allergy? Make sure he or she always has two on hand.
Don’t be afraid to use them at the first sign of anaphylaxis and always have two on hand in case the first auto-injector malfunctions or a single dose isn’t enough.
Click here to download a PDF with a set of printable flyers from our Take 2 Campaign. Hang them up at home, in your school nurse’s office, and at the gym. Send them to family, friends, and loved ones to remind them as well. Use the buttons below to like it, tweet it, pin it, and email it to your connections.
Let’s get the word out to everyone: Take 2 along everywhere… every time!
We need a flyer that says Hey Superhero Dad, don’t leave the epipens at home!
My heart goes out to you, our son has multiple food allergies which also include nuts and seeds.
For Christmas get Dad a cool epipen carrier so he has no more excuses to leave them at home. Most importantly, teach the kid to carry them. In Canada most schools require students to self carry their Epipen’s, so most of them start at the age of 5. I started carrying my kids epipens inside a leg holster and now he carriers them inside the waistpal sling.
My daughter has a walnut and pecan allergy. I carry two epi-pens with me at all times. What I don’t know is when do you know if you have to use the second? If it is not working within 5 minutes? Any guidance?
Also for those of you with teens and young adults between the ages of 13-21 who often don’t want to carry their epi-pens around their waist this device is great! This is also the age when kids are most at risk> check out the Avi-Q Talking epi> I have the regular ones as backups though at home! Good luck to all parents of allergic kids>it is SO HARD not to worry>I found a support group at my local hospital (USA)>if your area does not have one START one!! Mom of peanut, tree nut, sesame allergic teen
I read some of points at your web. This is a grate web but please bear in your mind in some countries there are some people who don’t access to epinephrine auto-injector such as Iran which i live with my brother who is suffering from pea nut allergy.?
My biggest frustration is with the doctor’s office. The allergy care plan forms are barely filled out. I am lucky if I get the dose of the epipen checked off. Rarely is the asthmatic box checked. I never want to question a child’s allergy but the doctors don’t take the time to complete in detail.
I also have parents who can not provide 2 epipens, I need one for my office, one for the kitchen, and one for sports traveling team. That would be 3 two packs of epipens per family plus what they need at home.