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Are Vaccines Made with Fetal Cells? The Vaccine Mom Explains.

In this video for the Shot of Prevention blog, Taryn (AKA “The Vaccine Mom”) — a molecular biologist and mom of two — tackles the question: Are vaccines made...


Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Shed?

You might have heard some rumors that COVID-19 vaccines cause people to shed the virus, mRNA, or spike proteins, putting unvaccinated people at risk. But do COVID vaccines actually...


COVID-19 Vaccine Passports: A Return to Life? Or An Invasion of Privacy?

Vaccine passports have quickly become the latest lightning rod in COVID-19 political discussions in the United States. Shortly after New York introduced their version — called the Excelsior Pass...


Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects: What to Expect and How to Manage Them

Coronavirus vaccine side effects can be uncomfortable, but they are generally temporary, mild, and manageable. They’re also a good sign your body is responding to the vaccine. With a...


A Tribute to Nick Springer: Advocate, Athlete and Friend

You didn’t need to see his gold medal to know Nick Springer was a champion.  We knew him as a fierce advocate for immunization, but he was also a...


Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Blood Clots?

Last updated on May 12, 2021. We will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.  On April 13, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...


COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: What We Know So Far About Side Effects, Deaths and Blood Clots

UPDATE: More information has emerged about the risk of blood clots. Please see this post for the very latest. Note: This content originally appeared in Vaccinate Your Family’s Immunization...


Can COVID-19 Vaccines Alter Your DNA? The Vaccine Mom Explains.

 In this video for the Shot of Prevention blog, Taryn (AKA “The Vaccine Mom”) — a molecular biologist and mom of two — discusses how mRNA vaccines work...


Why Is Every Death After a COVID-19 Vaccine Investigated?

Update: This post was updated April 21, 2021.  Public health organizations take vaccine safety very seriously — and for good reason. We get vaccinated to prevent deaths. So when...


Before You’re Down & Out, Get Shingles Vaccines

By Amy Pisani, Executive Director of Vaccinate Your Family  It’s been a rough couple of years for me on both a physical and mental level.  I suspect that I...