by Dan Salmon, PhD, MPH
Having spent the last two decades working in vaccine safety, I am often contacted by parents with concerns about vaccines for their children. Typically, one of the parents has a lot of concerns about vaccines and the other parent is concerned about not vaccinating their child. So I guess they both have concerns, while very different.
by Karen Ernst
I could be telling you another story—a story warning about the dangers of having a newborn exposed to a disease that was a rite of passage in my childhood. I could be telling my story as a grieving or wizened mother. Instead, my now six-year-old son is playing in the next room, and what happened is more about what didn’t happen.
by Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco
I was in 1st grade when the polio vaccine first became available.
My mom, who was a polio survivor, was so scared that my sister and I would come down with polio. As soon as the vaccine became available, my mother allowed me to walk a mile and a half through our village from my parochial school to the public school where the polio shots were being given.
Using animation, GAVI explains the importance of vaccinations. GAVI
A mom loses her child and in the process, saves a village. Gates Foundation
by Laura Scott, Executive Director, Families Fighting Flu
“I have a fever.” Those four dreaded words that make any mom cringe when she hears them during flu season. But, for once, it wasn’t one of my daughters. Instead, it was my husband, Jeremy, who is normally always healthy.