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From Infants to Elderly: Immunizations Span a Lifetime

By Christine Vara August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and the intent is to issue a rally cry not only to vaccine advocates, but to the public in...


Important Advancement in AIDS Prevention

By Christine Vara I recall when AIDS was first making headlines 25 years ago.  There were so many misconceptions about the disease itself and how it was being spread...


If Vaccinations Didn’t Hurt, Would More People Get Them?

By Christine Vara I know this sounds pretty pathetic, but the sad reality is that some parents delay or avoid vaccinations because they simply don’t want to deal with...


Protecting Infants Through the Concept of “Cocooning”

By Christine Vara Cocooning: A transitive verb meaning to protect somebody from unpleasantness or danger. And who wouldn’t want to protect infants from danger?  The question is what do...


Improving Women’s Vaccination Rates – How the OB-GYN Can Help.

By Christine Vara Mother’s Day may have come and gone, but a mother’s work is never done.  In today’s society, it’s no secret that mothers bear the majority of...


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...