Personal Stories


A Mother's Experience in Getting her Kids the H1N1 Vaccine

Guest Blog post by Laura E. Scott, Executive Director of Families Fighting Flu After almost daily calls for the past two months to our pediatrician’s office, the Virginia Department...


Protecting My Family From Flu

By Amy Pisani This past Friday night my children were both finally vaccinated against H1N1 at a vaccination clinic at our town hall.  It’s hard to express the relief...


Protecting the Unprotected

By Brendalee Flint When my daughter was just 15 months old, she contracted Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib).  She was fully vaccinated, ate well and got exposed to a...


Journalist’s Vaccine Article Draws Hate Mail

By Amy Pisani Hi Everyone.  Amy Wallace, who wrote the excellent cover story for the November issue of Wired Magazine on the anti-vaccine movement has just been interviewed on...


We Are All Living Proof

By Amy Pisani Last night I was glued to my computer watching the live webcast of the Gates Foundation’s Living Proof Project:  U.S. Investments in Global Health are Working. ...


A Mother’s Trials and Tribulations With Flu

By Amy Pisani I just read a good friend’s personal story  on how she practically knocked over an old lady in a walker (of course I exaggerate) to get into...


Why I’m Getting the H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccines

By Danielle Romaguera I am pregnant with my fourth child due in December.  I must say that, while I am excited for this new addition to our family, I...


Trusting a Mother’s Instincts

By Dr. Ari Brown A few years back, a mother that I knew well brought her four week old son into my office. She brought him in because she...


Welcome to Shot of Prevention from Danielle Romaguera

By Danielle Romaguera Hello and welcome to Shot of Prevention! As co-editor, I am very excited to be launching this blog, and am looking forward to the conversations we...