Policy/Advocacy


How Fake Vaccine News Is Dangerous to Us All

Fake news is nothing new to vaccine advocates. For years we’ve been countering vaccine misinformation from a large number of sites such as Mercola, Natural News, Age of Autism...


Your Signature Needed to Preserve Congressional Immunization Funds

Every Child By Two asks you to join in urging Congress to protect crucial funding for immunization programs.  Politics aside, if and when the Affordable Care Act is repealed,...


What is the Public Health Preparedness of our Nation?

The Trust For America’s Health (TFAH) recently examined the nation’s ability to respond to public health emergencies.  They tracked progress and vulnerabilities, and included a review of state and federal public health preparedness...


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...