Top Shot of Prevention Posts from 2020
Dec 28, 2020
If you’ve missed a post or three on Vaccinate Your Family’s Shot of Prevention blog this year, we don’t blame you. The COVID-19 pandemic turned many of our lives upside down. It’s been a year of tough choices, true hardships, and unspeakable loss.
It’s also been a year of incredible innovation — with research teams across the globe coming together to get a COVID-19 vaccine developed, tested, and out to people in under a year. And with two new COVID-19 vaccines beginning to roll out this month across the U.S., there’s hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight.
Until then… Here’s a look back on the most-read Shot of Prevention blog posts of 2020.
In her guest post back in October, Rev. Kathryn Saunders-Allen wrote that getting a flu vaccine isn’t just about keeping yourself healthy; it’s also the morally right thing to do.
In this video, Taryn (AKA “The Vaccine Mom”) breaks down why aluminum salts are used in tiny amounts in some vaccines, how the body reacts to it, and what research really shows about its safety.
You might have heard claims by anti-vaccine activists online about the “vaccine court” and whether vaccine manufacturers are exempt from liability (they’re not). We tackled some of the biggest myths regarding the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in our post back in March.
Families everywhere had to make some tough choices this fall about what to do with their school-aged children. We wrote about why kids learning at home still needed to get their routine vaccines, including the flu vaccine.
Originally posted on TheVaccineMom.com (and reposted, with permission, on Shot of Prevention), one mom shared her story of why she fell for anti-vaccine rhetoric — and how the COVID-19 pandemic changed her mind.
Vaccinate Your Family was pleased to host Dr. Laura Riley of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – ACOG, as she answered questions about COVID-19 and other...
Not many people know more about how to approach talking to friends and family about being vaccinated than Riki. She’s a physician liaison for the liver team at Houston Methodist Hospital and a pro-vaccine advocate. But most importantly, she’s a heart mom. Riki’s daughter, Juliana, was born in heart...