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New Tool Helps Parents Keep Up-To-Date with Vaccinations

By Christine Vara Unfortunately, one in four US children is not fully immunized.  That may not be because parents choose not to immunize, but rather because some children are...


Be a Friend. Suggest A Friend For a Chance to Win.

By Christine Vara The Vaccinate Your Baby Campaign has been going strong for two years.  In that time,  a lot has been done to raise awareness about children’s  health...


BeWell Explains Simple Steps to Protect Against Whooping Cough

By Christine Vara Despite the fact that vaccines have eradicated smallpox, eliminated polio in the US and significantly reduced the number of deaths from diseases like measles, people are...


From Infants to Elderly: Immunizations Span a Lifetime

By Christine Vara August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and the intent is to issue a rally cry not only to vaccine advocates, but to the public in...


Important Advancement in AIDS Prevention

By Christine Vara I recall when AIDS was first making headlines 25 years ago.  There were so many misconceptions about the disease itself and how it was being spread...


A Comeback for Whooping Cough

By Christine Vara NBC News Chief Medical Editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, appeared this morning on NBC’s Today Show to discuss the current “comeback” of whooping cough.  As California is now...


Jeff Gordon and Darryl Dube: Real Guys Who Immunize To Protect Children

By Christine Vara What is more manly than a NASCAR star taking a needle in the arm for the sake of children’s health?  Jeff Gordon may be a famous...


Week in Review: Pertussis cases in California

By Amy Pisani The recent conference call hosted by Every Child By Two about preventing the spread of pertussis couldn’t have come at a better time.  Joined by Dr....


Real Guys Immunize – A Father’s Day Tribute.

Real Guys Immunize Youtube Real Guys Immunize By Christine Vara So often media messages regarding children’s health are directed towards women – or more appropriately “moms”.  In emphasizing the...


Improving Women’s Vaccination Rates – How the OB-GYN Can Help.

By Christine Vara Mother’s Day may have come and gone, but a mother’s work is never done.  In today’s society, it’s no secret that mothers bear the majority of...