Expert Insights and Commentary


Video Q&A: Vaccines During Pregnancy

Vaccinate Your Family was pleased to host Dr. Laura Riley of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – ACOG, as she answered...


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....


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...


From Avoiding Vaccines to Getting A Child Caught Up: Where To Start?

If you’ve forgone vaccines in the past and are now looking to vaccinate your child, the good news is that getting your child caught up on vaccines is totally...


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...


New Anti-vaccine Documentary on Racism in Healthcare Is Full of Harmful Falsehoods

Medical Racism: The New Apartheid is a new documentary being promoted by anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Rather than shed light on the very real racism in healthcare,...


Dr. Paul Offit Answers Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Vaccine Education Center, joined Vaccinate Your Family’s Executive Director, Amy Pisani, on Monday, January 25, 2021, to answer questions...


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...


The Vaccine Mom Discusses COVID-19 Vaccines with Researcher Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi

In this video for Shot of Prevention, Taryn (aka “The Vaccine Mom“) spoke with COVID-19 vaccine researcher Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) about what...


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...