Pregnant Women


Adults Need to Consider Vaccines Too

By Christine Vara When I began my affiliation with Shot of Prevention, I encouraged readers to join me on my journey as I learned about vaccines and their effect...


A Mother Speaks Out to Protect Others Against Pertussis in Her Daughter's Memory

By Katie Van Tornhout After five years and four miscarriages, our daughter Callie entered the world.  Although she was born six weeks early, the doctors felt comfortable letting us...


The Controversy over Dr. Oz

By Christine Vara I have just read a very insightful article from the Chicago Tribune regarding Dr. Oz and his proliferation of medical information on both his current television...


Join Me on My Journey as a Concerned Parent

Every Child By Two Welcomes Christine Vara as Our New Co-Editor on Shot of Prevention By Christine Vara Who am I? Well, to sum it up, I am an...


Watch Out, Southeast! H1N1 Is Back.

By Amy Pisani H1N1 is back in the news as the Southeast is again reporting cases.  It seems no coincidence that the states reporting the lowest vaccination rates against...


Washington Post on H1N1: Experts Say Pandemic Strain Could Reemerge

By Amy Pisani It seems like we’ve been hearing less about H1N1 recently, but it’s important to be mindful of the uncertainty of this virus, and to continue to...


Better Late Than Never

By Amy Pisani Tonight my small town in Eastern Connecticut will yet again host an immunization clinic at a local high school to provide H1N1 vaccine to the public....


Don’t Be Complacent: Influenza is Unpredictable

By Carol J. Baker, MD Carol J. Baker, MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Immediate Past President, NFID, Chair, NFID’s Childhood Influenza...


H1N1: Looking at the glass half full

By Amy Pisani I wanted to bring everyone up to speed and report back on some excellent articles that I saw over the holidays. Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of...


Thank You and Congratulations to Dr. Tom Frieden

By Amy Pisani Congratulations to CDC’s Dr. Thomas Frieden, One of Time Magazine’s, People Who Mattered in 2009.  Time magazine has named CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden as one...