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Experts Update Recommendations on COVID-19 Booster Doses and Review Latest Vaccine Safety Data

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been several changes to the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations. This week, the CDC updated their booster and third dose recommendations for...


Do COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Myocarditis?

NOTE: This post was last updated on December 23, 2021. We will continue to update it as more information becomes available. In November 2021, the CDC’s advisory group (ACIP)...


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...


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,...


Why Is Every Death After a COVID-19 Vaccine Investigated?

NOTE: Updated December 20, 2021.  Public health organizations take vaccine safety very seriously — and for good reason. We get vaccinated to prevent deaths. So when deaths are reported...


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...


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...


VYF Board Member Offers Road Map for Lifting Stay-At-Home Orders

As state and federal government officials in the U.S. debate lifting stay-at-home orders, we must be thoughtful about when and how to safely reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. Opening...


The Vaccine Mom Explains Cloth Face Masks During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Cloth face masks are now recommended by the CDC to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two,...