Science/Research


Did the Flu Take Down the Packers & the Steelers in the NFL Playoffs?

In the final weeks of NFL play, as the Green Bay Packers competed against the Atlanta Falcons and the Pittsburgh Steelers took on the New England Patriots, rumors circulated...


Multiple Vaccine Oversight Committees Ensure Our Public Safety

According to yesterday’s news reports, long-time vaccine critic Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. met with President-elect Donald Trump. Kennedy reported that an offer was made to lead a new...


Make Sure Your College Student Has These Shots Before Returning To Campus

Teens and young adults have a tendency to believe they’re completely invincible.  But their lifestyle – which often involves high levels of stress, inadequate amounts of sleep and close...


Is Your College Student Protected from This Deadly but Preventable Disease?

Parents often go to great lengths to help their children succeed in college.  What they may not realize is that their children often arrive on campus unprotected from a life threatening,...


Experts Answer Questions About Flu

Last week, in honor of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), Every Child By Two’s Vaccinate Your Family Facebook Page teamed up with experts from the National Foundation for Infectious...


A Mother’s Plea: Don’t Let Flu Steal Your Healthy Child

This guest post by Serese Marotta, Chief Operating Officer of Families Fighting Flu, is part of the CDC Flu Blog-A-Thon held in honor of National Influenza Vaccination Week. As parents, we...


One Mom’s Advice: Get Your Kids A Flu Vaccine As Soon As It Becomes Available

For the most recent information on flu vaccines and flu season, visit Vaccinate Your Family’s website. A flu vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older because...


Concerned Parents Duped by Deceptive Sound Bites and Junk Science

One of our priorities on Shot of Prevention blog is to provide accurate, evidence-based immunization information so that people can make educated decisions for themselves and their families.  Unfortunately, people...


My 16 Year Old Son Has Suffered More Than 7 Weeks With Pertussis

This guest post was written by Carolyn who works as a Home Health Community Nurse and who originally shared her son’s story on the Nurses Who Vaccinate blog to help...


October Updates from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Last week, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) held it’s third and final meeting of 2016.  The agenda included presentations pertaining to hepatitis B, pertussis, HPV, meningococcal, herpes...