Personal Stories


3 Things I’ve Learned Since Losing My Son to Flu

While people’s fear of the new coronovirus outbreak in China and its potential spread to other countries is completely understandable, the risk of becoming seriously ill, hospitalized or dying...


Today is World Polio Day

Today is World Polio Day, a day when thousands of Rotary Clubs around the world hold events to discuss our progress toward eradicating this disease. Vaccinate Your Family’s executive director,...


Ethan Lindenberger Wants to Help Stop the Lies About Vaccines

You may be familiar with Ethan Lindenberger, the eighteen-year-old who got himself vaccinated despite his parents’ anti-vaccine beliefs, and who most recently appeared before the Senate Committee on Health,...


This Valentine’s Day, Spread the Love by Making Sure Your Family is Vaccinated

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re sure you have love on the brain. It’s that time of year when everyone loves to share candy hearts, chocolates, hugs...


President of Planned Parenthood Shares Her Story of Cervical Cancer with SELF

As we come to the close of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Lena Wen, President of Planned Parenthood shares her story about being diagnosed with cervical cancer when she...


Celebrating the Life of ECBT Cofounder Betty Bumpers 1925 – 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, Vaccinate Your Family’s Shot of Prevention blog offers a tribute to Betty Flanagan Bumpers, Cofounder of Every Child By Two. Betty passed away...


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...


Meningitis B and Your College Student: Preventing the Call

This important post is being published to highlight Preteens & Teens Week during National Immunization Awareness Month.  Please take the time to talk to your child’s healthcare provider to...


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...


Shingles Vaccine is the Silver Lining of Turning 50

After watching both my 73-year-old mother and my 18-year-old daughter suffer with shingles, I would do almost anything to avoid it. And last year, when a new and more...