Preteens/Teens


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...


60 Minutes Gives First-Ever Glimpse of the H1N1 Vaccine Production Plant

By Amy Pisani Yesterday, CBS’ 60 Minutes gave us a peek into the United States’ only H1N1 flu vaccine production facility in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania – allowing the public to...


Welcome to Shot of Prevention from Danielle Romaguera

By Danielle Romaguera Hello and welcome to Shot of Prevention! As co-editor, I am very excited to be launching this blog, and am looking forward to the conversations we...