Preteens/Teens


COVID Vaccine Boosters: What You Need to Know

Note: This post has been updated to reflect the latest CDC recommendations, as of November 19, 2021.  There’s been a lot of confusion lately over COVID vaccine boosters and...


The Top 10 Things You Need to Know This Flu Season

As COVID-19 continues, but preventive measures like masking and social distancing have relaxed, public health experts worry this flu season could be serious. That’s why, for the 2021-2022 flu...


Vaccines for Teens and Preteens: A Live Q&A with Dr. Nneka Holder

Dr. Nneka Holder, an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Associate Professor at Georgetown University, joined Vaccinate Your Family on Friday, September...


Flu 2021 Forecast: Do I Still Need a Flu Vaccine This Year Even If Last Season Was Mild?

Influenza (flu) can be serious for anyone, even healthy children and adults. Millions of people get sick with flu every year in the U.S., hundreds of thousands end up...


Immunocompromised? You Might Need Another Dose of COVID Vaccine

NOTE: A version of this content originally appeared in Vaccinate Your Family’s Immunization Alerts eNewsletter, sent out on Friday, August 13, 2021. Stay up to date on the latest...


How to Talk to Unvaccinated Friends and Family

Even if you’re fully vaccinated, it’s likely you know someone who is not. There are a lot of reasons why people might opt out of vaccines — from disinformation...


They’re unvaccinated. So is your immunocompromised child. What do you do? 

Not many people know more about how to approach talking to friends and family about being vaccinated than Riki. She’s a physician liaison for the liver team at Houston Methodist Hospital and a pro-vaccine advocate. But most importantly, she’s a heart mom.   Riki’s daughter,...


COVID Vaccines and Fertility: What the Research Says 

Are you concerned the COVID-19 vaccine may affect your fertility? There’s no evidence that any vaccine, including the COVID vaccine, leads to infertility. In fact, during the clinical trials,...


Do COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Myocarditis?

Note: Experts are carefully looking into a probable connection between mRNA COVID vaccines and myocarditis and pericarditis, mostly in young men. We’ll update this post as we learn more. ...


Are Vaccines Made with Fetal Cells? The Vaccine Mom Explains.

In this video for the Shot of Prevention blog, Taryn (AKA “The Vaccine Mom”) — a molecular biologist and mom of two — tackles the question: Are vaccines made...