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Immunization Awareness, Initiative and Action

Awareness While immunization awareness is important all throughout the year, August is typically designated as National Immunization Awareness Month.  This is the time of year when parents prepare for...


OB-GYNs Have Critical Role in Immunizations for Women

It’s about time that we provide immunization information to the patients that need it most through the doctors they see the most.  I’m referring to women and their ob-gyns. When you stop...


Give the Gift of Hope

By Christine Vara Each year, as I celebrate the holidays with my family, I am grateful for the many blessings in my life.   Throughout the course of the year, our family...


Is There a Universal Flu Vaccine in our Future?

By Christine Vara These past few weeks, there has been a great deal of conversation within this blog and on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page regarding the seasonal...


An Epidemic of Apathy Towards Seasonal Flu

This article was originally printed as a guest post on BlogHer, Dec. 7, 2010, under the title, Why Everyone Should Get A Flu Shot, in honor of National Influenza Vaccination...


Influenza Vaccination: The Danger is Not Getting It

By Carol J. Baker, MD Every flu season is different and unpredictable, but each year influenza causes children to get sick, and can lead to hospitalizations and even deaths....


Training Offered To Educate Nurses on Vaccines

By Christine Vara There has been quite a bit of commentary lately about mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers.  Many medical establishments are moving in that direction and for good...


The Minority Rules the Herd

By Christine Vara “What?” you say.  “Minority rules?”  “How can that be?” Living in the suburbs of DC I’m constantly reminded about the power of the majority.  In these post-election days,...


World AIDS Day and the Hope For a Vaccine

By Christine Vara Here at Shot of Prevention, we are open to discussing issues that pertain to children’s health.  Admittedly, they often involve immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases.  However, in...


"History" Makes Headlines with Launch of New Website

History of Vaccines: A New Website by the Oldest Medical Society in the United States Stanley A. Plotkin, MD Before Edward Jenner developed vaccination for smallpox in 1796, the...