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What You Should Know to Prepare for Flu This Season

Earlier today, Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director of the CDC, joined leading medical and public health experts at the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases (NFID) News Conference to discuss...


Trivializing the Flu – It’s What Healthy Adults Tend To Do

It’s not uncommon for healthy adults to skip their annual flu vaccine.  In fact, it’s estimated that only about 40% of adults receive an influenza vaccine each year –...


Physicians Can Help Influence Vaccine Opinions By Engaging Patients on Social Media

Dr. John Merrill-Steskal has spent 22 years as a Family Medicine Physician.  He believes that doctors can help promote healthy behaviors by becoming more engaged on social media. Throughout the past...


10 Things You Need to Know About Vaccines for Children

  We are honoring National Immunization Awareness Month by highlighting the importance of vaccines across the lifespan.   In this guest post, we hear about the importance of protecting...


A Physician’s Plea to Those Who Don’t Vaccinate

Throughout July and August, Shot of Prevention is encouraging people to address this question – What value do vaccines have in your life? Today’s guest post, by clinical cardiologist...


Your Vaccination Status is a Matter of Life and Death to My Autistic Son

This guest post was written by Alethea Mshar out of concern for her son Ben.  A version of this post originally appeared on her blog Ben’s Writing, Running Mom....


Is Science Bullsh*t?

It’s a good question.  So often we hear scientific claims about everything from the health benefits of coffee, eggs and wine, to the cancer causing effects of coffee, eggs and...


Can Infants Really Handle 10,000 Vaccines At a Time? Dr. Harrison Explains

Every Child By Two is pleased to launch another article in their Expert Commentary series featuring guest writer Joel A. Harrison, PhD, MPH, a retired epidemiologist who has worked in the areas...


Pertussis Vaccine: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Last week, a new study published in Pediatrics suggested that the pertussis immunity from the recommended adolescent Tdap booster was quick to wane.  While this is being reported by...


After Losing Babies to Pertussis Parents Make Plea for Prevention

How is it that three families, who’ve never actually met one another, find themselves sharing words of consolation and encouragement at the same time each year? How...