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.


A Pastor’s Perspective: The Moral Case for Getting a Flu Vaccine

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.

The Vaccine Mom Explains: Is the Aluminum Used in Some Vaccines Safe?

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.

The Facts about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

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.

Do Kids Need Vaccines If They’re Doing Virtual Learning or Homeschool This Fall?

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.

12 Years Ago I Stopped Vaccinating My Children. Then I Changed My Mind.

Originally posted on (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.

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5 responses to “COVID Vaccine Boosters: What You Need to Know”

  1. Elizabeth Engelhardt says:

    I have a question. Should I still go get my booster shot even if my husband is at home with Covid or should I wait?

  2. Georgia says:

    I really found this blog post useful and completely agree with you in so many ways. The more I research vaccines the more I realise just how important getting the jab is. I had my first dose last Monday and I feel 1 step closer to living a normal life or the “new” normal. Whether it is the new normal or the old normal it is one step closer regardless of the circumstances. I read an article by (Orenstein & Ahmed, 2017) that explains the importance of getting vaccinated not only for personal protection, however, also for the community and cities that live around us. I related this article to your blog post when I read what you stated about ” feel like I am in a cocoon that is warm and safe watching the world go by.” This really sums up how lockdowns and isolation can feel like during COVID-19. This is why getting vaccinated is not only important for ourselves and overall health & protection but it is also important that we do for the people around us so we can see our loved ones again from all around the world and close. Thank you for writing about this really important topic, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  3. May please schedule a (Covid ) booster shot for my 88 year old husband and myself…I am 81, as as soon as possible at store #6614 . We live on Main Street in Bothell. 98011

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