Babies/Children


Flu 2021 Forecast: Do I Still Need a Flu Vaccine This Year Even If Last Season Was Mild?

Influenza (flu) can be serious for anyone, even healthy children and adults. Millions of people get sick with flu every year in the U.S., hundreds of thousands end up...


How to Talk to Unvaccinated Friends and Family

Even if you’re fully vaccinated, it’s likely you know someone who is not. There are a lot of reasons why people might opt out of vaccines — from disinformation...


They’re unvaccinated. So is your immunocompromised child. What do you do? 

Not many people know more about how to approach talking to friends and family about being vaccinated than Riki. She’s a physician liaison for the liver team at Houston Methodist Hospital and a pro-vaccine advocate. But most importantly, she’s a heart mom.   Riki’s daughter,...


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...


Connecticut Ends Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions for Schools, Daycares

Connecticut has removed all non-medical vaccine exemptions for children in schools and daycares. The state legislature’s vote came after three years of debate and record-breaking hours of public testimony....


Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Blood Clots?

Last updated on December 20, 2021. We will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.  On December 16, 2021, the CDC’s advisory committee unanimously voted to...


Good Health WINs

Today, Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) launched a new collaboration to help African American and Latinx communities thrive through good health. This new program...


Top Shot of Prevention Posts from 2020

If you’ve missed a post or three on Vaccinate Your Family’s Shot of Prevention blog this year, we don’t blame you. The COVID-19 pandemic turned many of our lives...


What I Learned When the Anti-Vaccine Community Came After Me Online

By Dr. Nicole Baldwin It was a typical Tuesday. I was enjoying my morning off work and checking some of my social media notifications when I noticed that a...


Vaccines During Pregnancy: Are They Safe, Do They Work, and When Should You Get Them?

Expectant couples should rely on credible medical sources such as the CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American College of Nurse Midwives. Here are...