Melody Anne Butler, BSN, RN, is a multi-tasker. She is a pediatric nurse, working the night shift at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in Lindenhurst, N.Y. While raising four small children, she completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is working toward becoming a certified pediatric nurse. During an interview for this story, she kept an eye on her children while finishing the laundry. Add to all of this that she is also a staunch supporter of vaccine advocacy, creator of a vaccine advocacy site, and a champion of the United Nations campaign to immunize children around the globe. “If I’m not constantly doing something,” she says, “there’s something wrong.”
Because of her efforts to make evidence-based information about vaccines available to nurses and the general public, Melody has been named The Protector in Mosby’s Suite search for the Superheroes of Nursing. The Protector stands strong and ready to step in at a moment’s notice to keep everyone safe in the pursuit of outstanding care. As a vaccine advocate, Melody is all about protecting everyone. “When you advocate for vaccines, you are protecting everyone, including those who can’t be vaccinated,” she explains. “Nurses who vaccinate themselves are protecting themselves and their patients. It’s a very big deal.”
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Originally appeared on Mosby's Suite, March, 19th, 2014