Policy/Advocacy


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...


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,...


Fake News About the Congressional Hearings on Vaccines

This guest post has been written by Dr. Dorit Reiss, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, CA.  Dr. Reiss contributes to various blogs and law...


How Strong is Our “State of ImmUnion?”

As major measles outbreaks in New York, Washington and Oregon continue to spread, you may be wondering just how strong our defenses against vaccine-preventable diseases are. Vaccinate Your Family...


Vaccinate Your Family Honored to Receive IAC’s Becky Payne Award

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) presented its inaugural IAC Becky Payne Award to Every Child By Two (recently renamed Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child By...


Vaccine Skeptics Lash Out at CDC Advisory Committee Meeting

By Amy Pisani, MS, Executive Director, Every Child By Two/Vaccinate Your Family Last month the CDC’s Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of medical and public health...


With School Vaccine Exemptions on the Rise, What Can Be Done to Protect Our Students?

A new study published in PloS Medicine examined the increase we are seeing across the country in philosophical exemptions to school vaccine requirements. While some states have made it more...