Policy/Advocacy


Make Sure Your College Student Has These Shots Before Returning To Campus

Teens and young adults have a tendency to believe they’re completely invincible.  But their lifestyle – which often involves high levels of stress, inadequate amounts of sleep and close...


October Updates from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Last week, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) held it’s third and final meeting of 2016.  The agenda included presentations pertaining to hepatitis B, pertussis, HPV, meningococcal, herpes...


Highlights from June Meeting of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Three times a year a specialized group of medical and public health experts meet to review scientific data related to vaccine safety and effectiveness. This group, known as the...


Parents Play Key Role as Local & National Vaccine Advocates

Parents who have watched their child suffer from a vaccine preventable disease can often feel blindsided.  Prior to their own personal experiences they’re usually unfamiliar with the dangers of these diseases....


Preventing Childhood Diseases Requires a Community Commitment

This post is part of a blog relay sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in recognition of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW).  You can follow the conversation on...


Highlights of the Latest Meeting of the Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices

Three times a year a specialized group of medical and public health experts meet in Atlanta to review scientific data related to vaccine safety and effectiveness. Although most people...


Five Ways to #BeLikeBen and Stand Up For Public Health

Last month marked the 310th birthday of Dr. Benjamin Franklin.  While Dr. Franklin is well-known for his historic role as a founding father and diplomat, he was also an...


A Tribute to Senator Dale Bumpers; Staunch Advocate for Public Health

By Amy Pisani, Executive Director of Every Child By Two   Dale Bumpers passed away on New Year’s Day, 2016.  He will be remembered by many as a staunch...


Is it Common for Doctors to Dismiss Patients Who Refuse Vaccines?

A new study published in Pediatrics examines the characteristics of doctors who dismiss families for refusing vaccines for their children. While almost all of the 534 pediatricians and family physicians...


Take Action to Demand Federal Funding of Immunization Programs

Right now, we need the voice of constituents to help support our nation’s immunization infrastructure. Every Child By Two, as one of the founding members of the 317 Coalition,...