Comment Policy

The purpose of Shot of Prevention and Vaccinate Your Family’s social media pages (including Facebook and Instagram) is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue about vaccine issues. We encourage your comments; your ideas and perspectives are important to ensuring an engaging and informative conversation on this important subject matter. Vaccinate Your Family reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

The comment thread on each post may differ.  Some will be open for a limited time from the original date of publication. This means that comments will not be automatically moderated and, thus, will be instantly posted. Others will be moderated before being posted.

We expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our authors and guest bloggers, with respect. VYF reserves the right to remove any form of distasteful commentary at their discretion.  Comments containing the following elements will be deemed inappropriate and will be removed:

  • Vulgar or abusive language
  • Personal attacks of any kind
  • Unsupported accusations
  • Offensive terms that criticize individuals based upon race/ethnicity/nationality, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Spam or unsolicited advertisements
  • Marketing copy that promotes services or products
  • Links to information that is unrelated to the post’s topic
  • Comments that are copied and pasted across multiple posts without a clear connection to the posts’ topics

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other organizations or individuals within comments are provided solely for the information of individuals using our sites. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying our endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Vaccinate Your Family does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. The authors of Shot of Prevention may not be able to verify, do not warrant or guarantee, and assume no liability for anything posted on this Web site by any other person.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain “on-topic.” This means that comments must relate to the topic being discussed within the post or a previous comment existing within the same comment thread. Written attacks directed at other discussion participants or any organization that they represent are not acceptable and will be removed.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may be removed, if deemed inappropriate or unnecessary.

Comments that remain will not be redacted or edited by Vaccinate Your Family writers. Therefore, those comments that feature inappropriate portions will be removed from the sites in full. Violation of this policy may result in actions up to and including being banned from further posting to the comment section of this blog.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active, thoughtful exchange of ideas.

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