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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...


Rising Rates of Measles, Mumps and Pertussis of Great Concern.

By Christine Vara Last month I posted an article that discussed the spread of measles as a result of low immunization rates.  One reference I made was in the...


Adults Need to Consider Vaccines Too

By Christine Vara When I began my affiliation with Shot of Prevention, I encouraged readers to join me on my journey as I learned about vaccines and their effect...


Parents Encouraged to Talk with Pediatricians Regarding Vaccines

By Alanna Levine, MD, FAAP (Pediatrician and Spokesperson for the Protect Tomorrow campaign) I see many children and parents each week in my pediatric practice. Just as I talk to...


PBS Frontline's "The Vaccine War" is worth watching

By Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation I highly recommend PBS’s “The Vaccine War” which first aired on April 27 on PBS, and which will be replayed several times this week...


National Infant Immunization Awareness Week

By Christine Vara, Next week is National Infant Immunization Awareness Week (NIIW) when efforts are made in hundreds of communities across the nation to increase awareness of the importance...


Measles and Immunity: It’s all In the Numbers

By Christine Vara A recent NPR article I read chronicled a measles resurgence tied to people who intentionally choose to go unvaccinated.  In Vancouver, foreign travelers to the Olympics...