Science/Research


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...


The Decision to Vaccinate is an Emotional One…Here’s Why We Make the Decisions We Make

The following is a guest post by Taryn Chapman – a medical molecular biologist, mother of two, and the creator of “The Vaccine Mom.” Vaccinating is a no-brainer to...


Aging Healthfully Includes Getting Your Vaccinations

September is a time for turning over a new leaf – perhaps it’s adjusting to a new school routine, planning for upcoming travel or holidays, caring for newborn grandchildren...


Answers to Your Vaccination Questions

Vaccines are a big topic on social media and in the news. There is conflicting information about the value and safety of vaccines, making it difficult to know the...


Supercharge Your Kid’s Cancer Fighting Power

January is cervical cancer awareness month and according to the CDC, cervical cancer is just the tip of the iceberg. Every year in the United States, there are nearly...


Welcome to Shot of Prevention from Amy Pisani

Hi everyone. Thanks for visiting Vaccinate Your Family’s Shot of Prevention blog. Our mission is to foster an open dialogue on the importance of vaccinations and prevention for the...


Protecting Your Family From Flu By Protecting Your Community

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases’ President Walter A. Orenstein wrote this insightful blog about the importance of protecting yourself against influenza through a community immunity approach. Dr. Orenstein...


Vaccine Skeptics Lash Out at CDC Advisory Committee Meeting

By Amy Pisani, MS, Executive Director, Every Child By Two/Vaccinate Your Family Last month the CDC’s Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of medical and public health...


Protecting Myself and My Child against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases during Pregnancy

By Erica DeWald, Director, Advocacy, Vaccinate Your Family Here at Vaccinate Your Family (VYF), we practice what we preach. That’s why I got both a Tdap and influenza vaccine...