Babies/Children


Rotary – Eradicating Polio & Creating Lifelong Friendships

By Amy Pisani, Executive Director of Vaccinate Your Family & President of Rotary Club of Mystic, CT Today is “World Polio Day” and as the world grapples with the...


Why We Celebrate “Flu Shot Day” in Our Home

By Robyn Correll, MPH My kids think Flu Shot Day is an official holiday — and in our house, it is. They get off school and my husband and...


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

By Rev. Kathryn Saunders-Allen I remember well the day that I got my chickenpox vaccine as a little girl. When I realized that we were pulling up to the...


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

Taryn (aka “The Vaccine Mom”) explains why aluminum is in certain vaccines and what research shows about its safety.  The small amount of aluminum salts in some vaccines helps...


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

This post originally appeared on TheVaccineMom.com. It has been republished here with permission from the site.  By Lydia G., mother of three When I met my husband over about...


Do kids need vaccines if they’re doing virtual learning or homeschool this fall?

School might look a little different in the U.S. this fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced communities to make some tough choices, and many families will be keeping their...


Collective Responsibility: The Importance of Protecting Others through Vaccination

Guest post by Rachel M. Cunningham, MPH and Julie A. Boom, MD This month is National Immunization Awareness Month — a month dedicated to highlighting the importance of vaccines...


The Vaccine Mom Answers Questions About Vaccines

Should parents space out their child’s vaccinations? Are vaccine-preventable diseases like measles or meningitis even in the U.S. any more? Should you take your children for well-check and vaccine...


3 Simple Ways to Combat Vaccine Disinformation Online During National Immunization Awareness Month

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s this — viruses aren’t the only things that can spread quickly. Disinformation makes its way across the globe...


To Address Disparities We Must Close Loopholes to Nonmedical Exemptions for Vaccination Requirements

This guest post was written by Toni N. Harp, the former mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and a former state senator. As a child, I survived diseases that others...