Preteens/Teens


From Avoiding Vaccines to Getting A Child Caught Up: Where To Start?

If you’ve forgone vaccines in the past and are now looking to vaccinate your child, the good news is that getting your child caught up on vaccines is totally...


Good Health WINs

Today, Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) launched a new collaboration to help African American and Latinx communities thrive through good health. This new program...


Top Shot of Prevention Posts from 2020

If you’ve missed a post or three on Vaccinate Your Family’s Shot of Prevention blog this year, we don’t blame you. The COVID-19 pandemic turned many of our lives...


What I Learned When the Anti-Vaccine Community Came After Me Online

By Dr. Nicole Baldwin It was a typical Tuesday. I was enjoying my morning off work and checking some of my social media notifications when I noticed that a...


Why We Celebrate “Flu Shot Day” in Our Home

By Robyn Correll, MPH My kids think Flu Shot Day is an official holiday — and in our house, it is. They get off school and my husband and...


A Pastor’s Perspective: The Moral Case for Getting a Flu Vaccine

By Rev. Kathryn Saunders-Allen I remember well the day that I got my chickenpox vaccine as a little girl. When I realized that we were pulling up to the...


The Vaccine Mom Explains: Is the Aluminum Used in Some Vaccines Safe?

Taryn (aka “The Vaccine Mom”) explains why aluminum is in certain vaccines and what research shows about its safety.  The small amount of aluminum salts in some vaccines helps...


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...