Science/Research


Significant Decline in Rotavirus After Implementation of Vaccine

Have you ever suffered from severe diarrhea?  How about uncontrolled vomiting?  Have you ever been so dehydrated that you experienced headaches and muscle cramps?  Certainly if you’ve ever experienced...


Improving Measles Vaccine Efficacy with the Help of a Rat

Have you ever wondered how the immunization schedule is created and what determines the ideal age for children to receive immunizations from certain diseases?  When exploring this question you...


Measles Outbreaks Underscores the Critical Role of Public Health

By Amy Pisani Last week, news hit regarding the investigation of several cases of measles in Boston spurred by an employee of the French Consulate who potentially infected two others; someone...


How the Fall of Vaccine Manufacturers Could Impact Public Health

“What if manufacturers stopped making vaccines?” Someone recently posed this question on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page.  It’s a difficult question really?  If companies were no longer willing...


Is There a Universal Flu Vaccine in our Future?

By Christine Vara These past few weeks, there has been a great deal of conversation within this blog and on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page regarding the seasonal...


Influenza Vaccination: The Danger is Not Getting It

By Carol J. Baker, MD Every flu season is different and unpredictable, but each year influenza causes children to get sick, and can lead to hospitalizations and even deaths....


World AIDS Day and the Hope For a Vaccine

By Christine Vara Here at Shot of Prevention, we are open to discussing issues that pertain to children’s health.  Admittedly, they often involve immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases.  However, in...


Until We Know What Causes Autism, The Vaccine Hypothesis Will Remain

By Christine Vara Yesterday, a great article written by Kate Rope for Parenting  was re-posted on CNN Health.  What I appreciated about the article was the simplicity.  It was...


Important Advancement in AIDS Prevention

By Christine Vara I recall when AIDS was first making headlines 25 years ago.  There were so many misconceptions about the disease itself and how it was being spread...


Autism and Vaccines: An Unhealthy Association

By Christine Vara When I first started contributing to the Shot of Prevention blog, I couldn’t help but feel a bit of frustration.  It seemed whenever I read an...