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Not so fast. It's not that easy.

By Christine Vara Since the media exploded with the “not-so-new” news regarding Andrew Wakefield, I have immersed myself in the coverage; from newspaper editorials, to interviews on major news...


Growing with Shot of Prevention: A labor of love

By Christine Vara It took 280 days.  About 40 weeks.  Nine months, in other words, for this pregnancy to ultimately deliver.  Only this time, I helped to birth a...


Undoing the Damage

By Christine Vara Last night, I sat in a room filled with an eager audience.  Infectious-disease expert, Dr. Paul A. Offit, was launching his newest novel, Deadly Choices:  How...


Give the Gift of Hope

By Christine Vara Each year, as I celebrate the holidays with my family, I am grateful for the many blessings in my life.   Throughout the course of the year, our family...


Do You Believe in Vaccines? (Part III: Experience)

This article was written by Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP and originally posted on her Seattle Mama Doc blog on Dec. 3, 2010 .  As a board-certified, practicing pediatrician, blogger, freelance writer, and mother...


Do You Believe in Vaccines: (Part II: Evidence)

This article was written by Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP and originally posted on her Seattle Mama Doc blog on Dec. 1, 2010 .  As a board-certified, practicing pediatrician, blogger, freelance writer, and mother...


Do You Believe in Vaccines? (Part I: Emotion)

This article was written by Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP and originally posted on the Seattle Mama Doc blog on Nov. 29, 2010 .  As a board-certified, practicing pediatrician, blogger, freelance writer, and...


Is There a Universal Flu Vaccine in our Future?

By Christine Vara These past few weeks, there has been a great deal of conversation within this blog and on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page regarding the seasonal...


An Epidemic of Apathy Towards Seasonal Flu

This article was originally printed as a guest post on BlogHer, Dec. 7, 2010, under the title, Why Everyone Should Get A Flu Shot, in honor of National Influenza Vaccination...


Influenza Vaccination: The Danger is Not Getting It

By Carol J. Baker, MD Every flu season is different and unpredictable, but each year influenza causes children to get sick, and can lead to hospitalizations and even deaths....