Pregnant Women


12 Years Ago I Stopped Vaccinating My Children. Then I Changed My Mind.

This post originally appeared on TheVaccineMom.com. It has been republished here with permission from the site.  By Lydia G., mother of three When I met my husband over about...


Do kids need vaccines if they’re doing virtual learning or homeschool this fall?

School might look a little different in the U.S. this fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced communities to make some tough choices, and many families will be keeping their...


Collective Responsibility: The Importance of Protecting Others through Vaccination

Guest post by Rachel M. Cunningham, MPH and Julie A. Boom, MD This month is National Immunization Awareness Month — a month dedicated to highlighting the importance of vaccines...


The Vaccine Mom Answers Questions About Vaccines

Should parents space out their child’s vaccinations? Are vaccine-preventable diseases like measles or meningitis even in the U.S. any more? Should you take your children for well-check and vaccine...


3 Simple Ways to Combat Vaccine Disinformation Online During National Immunization Awareness Month

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s this — viruses aren’t the only things that can spread quickly. Disinformation makes its way across the globe...


To Address Disparities We Must Close Loopholes to Nonmedical Exemptions for Vaccination Requirements

This guest post was written by Toni N. Harp, the former mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and a former state senator. As a child, I survived diseases that others...


The Vaccine Mom Explains Natural vs. Vaccine Immunity: Which Is Better?

The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two, discusses the difference between natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity and why vaccination is the much safer choice for you...


Staying Up to Date with Vaccinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Critical

This guest post was written in May 2020 by VYF Board Member Mary Koslap-Petraco DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP, an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Stony Brook University School of...


The Vaccine Mom Discusses Thimerosal in Vaccines

The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two, explains: Why thimerosal, a preservative containing ethyl mercury, was added to some vaccines How ethylmercury differs from methylmercury (the...


Moms Need Protecting Too

This guest post was written by the SciMoms, a science communication project that aims to communicate evidence-based advice to parents and caregivers. Each of the SciMoms is an accomplished...