Pregnant Women


Protecting Myself and My Child against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases during Pregnancy

By Erica DeWald, Director, Advocacy, Vaccinate Your Family Here at Vaccinate Your Family (VYF), we practice what we preach. That’s why I got both a Tdap and influenza vaccine...


What You Don’t Know About Hepatitis Can Hurt You

More than four million Americans are living with viral hepatitis, but most do not know they are infected. In honor of Hepatitis Awareness Month, learn how the three types...


How Flu Strains are Selected for the Seasonal Flu Vaccine Each Year

Did you ever wonder how the flu strains are selected for the seasonal vaccine every year? A lot more goes into the decision than you might think!


Immunization Funding is an Investment in Public Health that Saves Lives and Dollars

As we consider the details of the proposed fiscal budget, we must call upon Congress to properly fund critical prevention programs. Every Child By Two Executive Director, Amy Pisani, makes...


Most Popular Posts of 2017 Address Flu, Vaccine Safety, Disease Outbreaks and Maternal Vaccines

In these final days of 2017, we hope you will revisit the top ten posts from the past year and share them with others in your social networks.  They address such pressing...


Flu Vaccine Benefits Go Beyond Effectiveness of One Strain

There seems to be a lot of speculation recently about how effective the influenza (flu) vaccine will be at preventing cases of influenza this season. It's important to understand...


Flu Vaccination is a Team Sport

It’s great when individuals get vaccinated. In fact, the CDC recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone six months and older.  But flu vaccination is not just about us as...


Take it From This Mom, the Flu is No Joke

The words “just the flu” need to be eradicated from our lexicon. There’s no “just” about this. It was terrifying. It was the most helpless I’ve ever felt as a...


What Signals the Start of Flu Season?

One might think that flu season starts with the arrival of vaccine in the local pharmacy or provider’s office.  Others might believe that flu season in the U.S. begins...


Evaluating the Safety of Flu Vaccination in Pregnancy

The decision to get a flu vaccination in pregnancy is one that should be based on a complete evaluation of the scientific evidence that is available.