Expert Insights and Commentary


Parents, be more flu-aware — this year and every year

By Carol Baker, MD [Ed note: Dr. Carol Baker has blogged for Shot of Prevention on the importance of flu vaccination before. We thought her piece in the Houston...


Government Autism Committee: No Vaccine Research in 2010

By Alison Singer, President, Autism Science Foundation IACC Unanimously Approves 2010 Strategic Plan for Autism Research Autism...


Don’t Be Complacent: Influenza is Unpredictable

By Carol J. Baker, MD Carol J. Baker, MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Immediate Past President, NFID, Chair, NFID’s Childhood Influenza...


H1N1: Looking at the glass half full

By Amy Pisani I wanted to bring everyone up to speed and report back on some excellent articles that I saw over the holidays. Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of...


USA Today Highlights Vaccines in Two Recent Columns

By Amy Pisani USA Today’s Liz Szabo covered vaccines in two recent articles that you don’t want to miss.  The December 23rd article covered the broad issue of celebrities...


USA Today Features Article About Celebrities Who Cross The Line With Their Medical Advice

Jennifer Zavolinsky The December 22 edition of USA Today featured the article, “Are Celebrities Crossing the Line on Medical Advice?”  It discusses the celebrities who share personal medical stories  with the public and the concerns that...


Let's Not Let Down Our Guard on H1N1

By Dr. Christopher J Harrison MD, FAAP [Editor’s note-Although it seems that cases of H1N1 influenza may be slowing down, it’s important to still be vigilant in protecting ourselves...


Let's Move Forward in the Coming Decade

by Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation Newsweek has just posted a special “end of the decade project” in which they attempt to recap the last ten years.  They...


Trusting a Mother’s Instincts

By Dr. Ari Brown A few years back, a mother that I knew well brought her four week old son into my office. She brought him in because she...


Welcome to Shot of Prevention from Danielle Romaguera

By Danielle Romaguera Hello and welcome to Shot of Prevention! As co-editor, I am very excited to be launching this blog, and am looking forward to the conversations we...