Personal Stories


LA Times – The damage of the anti-vaccination movement

By Amy Pisani Journalist Michael Fumento’s opinion piece in today’s LA Times touches on the ramifications of the 1998 Wakefield study, which was retracted this week by the original...


H1N1 Survivor Urges College Kids To Get Vaccinated Against H1N1

By Amy Pisani Speaking with reporters from college newspapers across the country, ECBT spokesperson and H1N1 survivor Luke Duvall, continued his advocacy work by spreading the word about the...


Forbes Magazine Columnist says: Get Vaccinated

By Amy Pisani Definitely take a minute to read this excellent piece in Forbes magazine from Robert Nelson, the father of an autistic child and a venture capitalist. Recently,...


H1N1 Survivor Advocates for Flu Vaccines after Months in Hospital

By Amy Pisani [Update: We just received the exciting news that Luke will be appearing on Morning Joe on MSNBC tomorrow morning. Be sure to tune in between 8:20 and...


Vaccine Exemptions Worry Minnesotans

By Amy Pisani ECBT Spokesperson Brendalee Flint, whose daughter Julieanna contacted Hib during the 2008 outbreak in Minnesota was featured in a story by the Minnesota Pioneer Press regarding...


Revisiting a Mother’s Battles with Flu Shots

[Ed. Note – In honor of National Influenza Vaccination Week, we are having a post each day related to influenza. I wanted to re-share with you today a post...


USA Today Highlights Vaccines in Two Recent Columns

By Amy Pisani USA Today’s Liz Szabo covered vaccines in two recent articles that you don’t want to miss.  The December 23rd article covered the broad issue of celebrities...


A Mom Explains Why She's Still A Flu Shot Fan

By Dena Penner Dena Wichansky Penner is a health education and communications consultant to non-profit maternal and child health organizations, including Every Child By Two.  She is the former...


Remembering Ryan

 By Frankie Milley, Meningitis Angels As we end the year and the new year approaches, I find myself walking through a memorial garden planted in memory of Ryan, my...


SELF Magazine Features Vaccinate Your Baby Spokesperson Amanda Peet

"This is about children's health. This is about the future of our children's health. It's about what happens when you become complacent and you're not vigilant as a community....