April 2019

Monthly Archives

  • Something Even Worse: My Hib Story

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    “When Father Myers got up at Mass and told everyone to pray for Ben and Barbara’s daughter, MaryAnne, we thought you were never coming home again,” my sister Jan would say, wide-eyed and animated. I was MaryAnne, the subject of the prayers, but because I have my own memories of what happened that winter’s night […]

  • Celebrating 25 Years: NIIW and Measles Outbreaks

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    The saying goes, “What’s old is new again.” As National Infant Immunization Week turns 25 years old, the United States is seeing more measles cases than we have seen since 1994. The reasons for the large swaths of unvaccinated people who have led to measles outbreaks is different than it was 25 years ago, though, […]

  • Mr. Lindenberger Goes to Washington, the Vax Talk Episode

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    As a high school senior, I made my first phone call to a doctor to schedule an appointment when I was sick. I only did so because my mother suggested I was old enough to use a phone and to maintain my own schedule, but I believe my mother still brought me to the clinic […]