News/Outbreaks


Mom Talks About Her Son’s Chickenpox and How Others Can Protect Their Children

Kerri’s 1 year-old son Rory got the chickenpox this past year. While his well-baby visit (including his first dose of vaccine) were already scheduled, the chickenpox arrived first.* Rory...


Coronavirus Is Bad, But Let’s Not Forget About Flu

A lot of people are very concerned about the new novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19), and understandably so. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 47,000 cases have...


Share Our Annual State of the ImmUnion Report

In 2019, not a single state remained free from vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet yesterday, the President released his budget, which included a 10% cut to essential funds for the Centers...


Vaccinate Your Family Mourns the Loss of Rich Greenaway

By Amy Pisani, Executive Director This past weekend, Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) lost a beloved colleague and close friend. Rich Greenaway, our Director of Operations and Special Projects, passed away...


Support Federal Legislation to Prevent Disease Outbreaks

In 2019, the U.S. has seen a startling rise in the number of vaccine-preventable diseases reported. Thirty states have reported nearly 1,200 cases of measles – the highest number...


Educating the Public About Vaccine Safety

As major measles outbreaks in New York, California and other places around the country continue to occur, along with the spread of whooping cough, mumps, hepatitis A and hepatitis...


U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, MD Introduces The VACCINES Act of 2019

The U.S. now has 940 cases of measles in 24 states. That’s the highest number of cases since 1994. Public health officials are doing their best to stop the...


How Can You Ensure Your Kids are Getting the Right Vaccines at the Right Times?

Follow the CDC’s Recommended Schedules You may already know that vaccines save millions of lives and can help protect you and your family from infectious diseases that can cause...


Ethan Lindenberger Wants to Help Stop the Lies About Vaccines

You may be familiar with Ethan Lindenberger, the eighteen-year-old who got himself vaccinated despite his parents’ anti-vaccine beliefs, and who most recently appeared before the Senate Committee on Health,...


Answers to Your Vaccination Questions

Vaccines are a big topic on social media and in the news. There is conflicting information about the value and safety of vaccines, making it difficult to know the...