Personal Stories


Surviving Meningitis: Like a Piece of Art, My Body Tells A Story

This guest post has been written by meningitis survivor Samantha Bennett. I have been an artist most of my life. Like a piece of my art, my body tells...


147 Kids Died From Flu Last Year. My Scarlet Was One of Them.

Rebecca Hendricks, Every Child By Two‘s newest parent advocate, decided to share this guest post on Shot of Prevention after connecting with us on our Vaccinate Your Family Facebook page....


Miss Colorado Reminds America That Nursing Is A Talent

There has been a lot of social media attention given to a monologue that was delivered by a nurse in the Miss American pageant earlier this week.  Nurse Kelley...


Why My Kid Won’t Be Getting These New Vaccines Anytime Soon

There’s a part of me that understands why some people are hesitant to get newly approved and recommended vaccines. “I don’t want my child to be a pharmaceutical guinea...


Betty Bumpers Inducted into Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

Most of us go through life trying our best to do the right thing.  It’s one thing to dream about making a big impact on this world, or even...


The SHOTS Book: A Little Brother’s Superhero Tale

My name is Ethan, I am 14 years old, and the author of The Shots Book; A Little Brother’s Superhero Tale.  My big sister is the student filmmaker who...


HPV Epidemic – Someone You Love Film – Watch It, Share It!

Every Child By Two is pleased to welcome Linn to our social media team. Linn is a student intern who will be sharing her perspectives on vaccines with us...


Pertussis Vaccine in Pregnancy Key to Preventing Disease in Infants

Pregnant women should be vaccinated against pertussis during each pregnancy to best protect babies from infection. The Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI), an expert scientific forum charged with addressing the...


Maine Public Health Professional Recognized as Immunization Champion

Every state needs a local source for parents to get immunization information they can trust.  In addition to state health departments, many states have immunization coalitions, immunization program managers...


Every Child By Two Parent Advocate Receives Childhood Immunization Champion Award

Each year I look over the list of Childhood Immunization Champion Award winners and I am truly inspired.  During National Infant Immunization Week (April 18-25, 2015) the CDC and...