Policy/Advocacy


Once a Childhood Rite of Passage, Chickenpox is Vaccine Preventable

Most adults recall their experiences with chickenpox with great detail.  I remember that I was visiting my grandparents in Florida and they had planned to bring me to a...


What Makes an Immunization Champion?

This past weekend concluded National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), during which time various events have been held, both across the country and throughout the world, to educate people about the importance of...


OB-GYNs Have Critical Role in Immunizations for Women

It’s about time that we provide immunization information to the patients that need it most through the doctors they see the most.  I’m referring to women and their ob-gyns. When you stop...


Immunization Budget Cuts Come with Consequences

Sometimes we have to make tough choices.  Choices that we know will hurt.  Choices that we know may hurt others.  Every choice – every decision – comes with consequences. ...


Immunize Campaign is so "Good" it's Great

Unfortunately, bad news often overshadows the good.    As recent posts have focused on lawsuits, irresponsible celebrity doctors and measles outbreaks, I thought it might be time to focus on some positive...


How the Fall of Vaccine Manufacturers Could Impact Public Health

“What if manufacturers stopped making vaccines?” Someone recently posed this question on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page.  It’s a difficult question really?  If companies were no longer willing...


Exciting Changes Ahead For Shot of Prevention

We are proud to announce that during the past twelve months, our readership here on Shot of Prevention has steadily grown.  In anticipation of the continued growth, and in an effort to appeal to...


Court Rules In Favor of Children's Health, While State Laws Struggle to Do Their Part

By Christine Vara Last week I read several articles that addressed children’s health from different and interesting perspectives.  The concerns raised by the first article are particularly troubling.  Parents,...


ECBT Introduces New Video Series on Immunizations

One topic that we know parents and vaccine advocates struggle with is how to talk with your peers, colleagues, doctors and sometimes even other family members about immunizations. Every...


Training Offered To Educate Nurses on Vaccines

By Christine Vara There has been quite a bit of commentary lately about mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers.  Many medical establishments are moving in that direction and for good...