Policy/Advocacy


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...


Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine is Only Half the Battle

Rising cases of COVID-19 across the country have many people asking the same question: where’s the vaccine? Experts have suggested a vaccine may be 12 to 18 months away,...


The Facts about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

As is the case with any medication, vaccines can have side effects. A serious side effect after vaccination is very rare, but if it does happen, a person can...


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...


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...


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,...