Preteens/Teens


A Mother's Personal Story: Get Vaccinated Against Meningitis

By Lynn Bozof Lynn Bozof is one of five founding members of the National Meningitis Association. It’s great news that there is now a second vaccine licensed for meningococcal...


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....


H1N1 Survivor Urges College Kids To Get Vaccinated Against H1N1

By Amy Pisani Speaking with reporters from college newspapers across the country, ECBT spokesperson and H1N1 survivor Luke Duvall, continued his advocacy work by spreading the word about the...


H1N1 Survivor Advocates for Flu Vaccines after Months in Hospital

By Amy Pisani [Update: We just received the exciting news that Luke will be appearing on Morning Joe on MSNBC tomorrow morning. Be sure to tune in between 8:20 and...


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...


Tune In To See Michael Specter on The Daily Show Tonight

By Amy Pisani Tonight, author and long-time New Yorker journalist Michael Specter will be appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss his new book Denialism.  Specter’s...


Remembering Ryan

 By Frankie Milley, Meningitis Angels As we end the year and the new year approaches, I find myself walking through a memorial garden planted in memory of Ryan, my...