Science/Research


Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Shed?

You might have heard some rumors that COVID-19 vaccines cause people to shed the virus, mRNA, or spike proteins, putting unvaccinated people at risk. But do COVID vaccines actually...


COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: What We Know So Far About Side Effects, Deaths and Blood Clots

UPDATE: More information has emerged about the risk of blood clots. Please see this post for the very latest. Note: This content originally appeared in Vaccinate Your Family’s Immunization...


Can COVID-19 Vaccines Alter Your DNA? 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 — discusses how mRNA vaccines work...


Dr. Paul Offit Answers Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Vaccine Education Center, joined Vaccinate Your Family’s Executive Director, Amy Pisani, on Monday, January 25, 2021, to answer questions...


The Vaccine Mom Discusses COVID-19 Vaccines with Researcher Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi

In this video for Shot of Prevention, Taryn (aka “The Vaccine Mom“) spoke with COVID-19 vaccine researcher Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) about what...


Vaccines During Pregnancy: Are They Safe, Do They Work, and When Should You Get Them?

Expectant couples should rely on credible medical sources such as the CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American College of Nurse Midwives. Here are...


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...


The Vaccine Mom Explains Natural vs. Vaccine Immunity: Which Is Better?

The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two, discusses the difference between natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity and why vaccination is the much safer choice for you...


The Vaccine Mom Discusses How a COVID-19 Vaccine Would Work

The Vaccine Mom, a molecular biologist and mother of two, explains how a COVID-19 vaccine would work to protect against coronavirus.    Resources VYF: How Do Vaccines Work? CDC: The...


Vaccine Myths Still Undermine Infants’ Access to Care

This guest post was written by Mitchell Goldstein, MD. Dr. Goldstein is a professor of pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda, CA, and medical director...