Adults


The Vaccine Mom Discusses Thimerosal in Vaccines

The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two, explains: Why thimerosal, a preservative containing ethyl mercury, was added to some vaccines How ethylmercury differs from methylmercury (the...


Moms Need Protecting Too

This guest post was written by the SciMoms, a science communication project that aims to communicate evidence-based advice to parents and caregivers. Each of the SciMoms is an accomplished...


The Vaccine Mom Discusses How a COVID-19 Vaccine Would Work

The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two, explains how a COVID-19 vaccine would work to protect against coronavirus.    Resources VYF: How Do Vaccines Work? CDC: The...


VYF Board Member Offers Road Map for Lifting Stay-At-Home Orders

As state and federal government officials in the U.S. debate lifting stay-at-home orders, we must be thoughtful about when and how to safely reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. Opening...


The Vaccine Mom Explains Cloth Face Masks During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Cloth face masks are now recommended by the CDC to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two,...


The Vaccine Mom Discusses What to Do When You Think You May Be Sick with COVID-19 or Flu

The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two, talks about what to do when you think you may be sick with the coronavirus (COVID-19) or another respiratory...


The Facts about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

As is the case with any medication, vaccines can have side effects. A serious side effect after vaccination is very rare, but if it does happen, a person can...


Coronavirus Is Bad, But Let’s Not Forget About Flu

A lot of people are very concerned about the new novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19), and understandably so. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 47,000 cases have...


Consider Giving a Little to VYF this Giving Tuesday

This past year, the U.S. nearly lost its measles elimination status. Over 1,260 cases were reported across the country, many of which were tied to an outbreak in New...


The Vaccine Mom Busts Flu Myths

Vaccinate Your Family is thrilled to welcome Taryn Chapman, the creator of The Vaccine Mom, who will be offering up regular video blogs for Shot of Prevention on a...