Expert Insights and Commentary


What We Have is a Failure To Communicate

Several weeks ago, there was a link to a petition that was posted on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page.  The petition was in objection to an anti-vaccination ad...


Listing vaccine ingredients and understanding them. There’s a difference.

Unfortunately, the vaccination rate in the state of Maine has declined from 90% to less than 80% in the past 10 years.  Now, two vaccine bills may further threaten vaccine rates in the...


Significant Decline in Rotavirus After Implementation of Vaccine

Have you ever suffered from severe diarrhea?  How about uncontrolled vomiting?  Have you ever been so dehydrated that you experienced headaches and muscle cramps?  Certainly if you’ve ever experienced...


When You Want it "So Bad" it's Good

Last Friday, I was excited to refer readers to the “Immunize for Good” campaign.  This week there is something else we need “So Bad”; an entertaining way to get people’s attention and...


In The Autism Community, Vaccines Can Be the Elephant in the Room

http://flic.kr/p/NxRz3 “Can’t We Just All Get Along?” By Dena Penner   I have often been reminded of that phrase from back in the late 1990’s as I have begun to...


How the Fall of Vaccine Manufacturers Could Impact Public Health

“What if manufacturers stopped making vaccines?” Someone recently posed this question on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page.  It’s a difficult question really?  If companies were no longer willing...


Dr. Ari Brown Comments As Panelist on Dr. Oz Show

The following post  has been contributed by Dr. Ari Brown.  The post appeared on Dr. Oz’s blog in response to her experience as a panelist on his show entitled “What Causes...


Dr. Oz Focuses On Fear, Offers Little Hope

So there are doctors.  And then there are celebrities.  But in today’s society, we have a new breed of medical influence being packaged by what only TV ratings can...


NPR Addresses Vaccines and Autism: A Story of Medicine, Science and Fear

By Christine Vara This afternoon, on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR, there was an important conversation taking place.  Three guests joined Diane Rehm in the studio to discuss vaccines and...


Comic Relief and the Great Lengths Dr. Offit Will Go To Advocate for Vaccines

I have to admit, I was curious to see how Dr. Paul Offit would be interviewed on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, which is why I stayed up until midnight...