Parents Who Vax

  • Future Pharmacists for Vaccines

    As our need for greater access to vaccines increases, immunizing partners such as pharmacists become more important. So it is particularly exciting that univeristy pharmacy programs are taking the job of educating our future pharmacists about vaccines seriously. After all, giving a vaccine is about more than just knowing how to administer an injection. Pharmacists are […]

  • My Baby Has Measles

    The last week has been such a whirlwind. It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that the very first time my four-month-old son Mobius got sick, it was with the measles. I am incredibly thankful that he has been recovering beautifully, but still frustrated that it ever happened. My husband Chris and I […]

  • Organize a Pro-Vaccine Playgroup

    Recent measles outbreaks have highlighted to parents of young children how important high immunization rates in their neighborhoods and social circles are. Some parents still feel uncertain about checking up on the vaccination status of their children’s playmates, and parents with babies too young to be immunized worry about relying on others to protect them. […]

  • Tikkun Olam: Emily’s Story

    My journey began one Thursday night at about 10:00 p.m.  Until  I lived in somewhat of a bubble.  I felt invincible.  I felt blessed with the life I was living, and took every opportunity to practice what we call “tikkun olam,” which is a Hebrew phrase meaning “to repair the world.” That evening, January 31st, […]

  • We Can Be Complacent No More

    If you are measles, 2015 is treating you well, thanks in large part to vaccine hesitancy. As of this writing, there are nearly 60 cases of measles linked to visits people made to Disneyland before Christmas. Because Disneyland is a tourist destination, the cases are spread across six states and Mexico–and spreading fast enough that […]

  • What the Pneumonia Vaccine Gave Me

    Few people can say they’re lucky to be alive and actually mean it. I’m  one of those people. I was born at thirty-two weeks and, needless to say, my body was not quite ready to come out of the oven. I was a premature baby with underdeveloped lungs. I grew up listening to countless stories […]

  • What We Didn’t Miss, Thanks to the Flu Vaccine

    In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) Voices for Vaccines is participating in a blog relay as part of a countdown to the first day of NIVW. Each day, a different Flu Vaccination Digital Ambassador will post about the importance of flu vaccination as it relates to their readers. You can follow the NIVW […]