Category Archives: I Vaccinate Because

  • Why Are Some Nurses Against Vaccines?

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    Nurses are trusted healthcare providers because they are caring, smart, and hard-working. We all love our nurses, so when they speak out against vaccines, they present a special danger. A few nurses have publicly come out or made the news for being anti-vaccine, and we want to provide ways for pro-vaxxers to combat this threat. […]

  • Cancer Prevention for Boys and Girls

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    Who’s your favorite Superman? Christopher Reeve? Dean Cain? Henry Cavill? Ours is Jason Mendelsohn, the unassuming father of three who defeated Stage IV HPV throat cancer in order to urge parents to vaccinate their children in order to prevent it for them. Parents of boys are often confused by the HPV vaccine. Both Nathan and […]

  • The Vaccine Superhero You Need to Meet

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    For many in the vaccine advocacy world, we feel as though we’ve watched Ethan Posard grow up. First, we saw him receive his adolescent Tdap on film in his sister’s documentary, Invisible Threat. A few years later, he had published his children’s book about his puppy and kids as the superheroes of the herd immunity […]

  • All Vulnerable Children Need You

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    When my daughter, Cambree, who is now fourteen months old, was born, she was a healthy, beautiful 6lb, 8oz baby with a head full of hair and long eyelashes. But at her two-month checkup, her eyes were yellow and her pediatrician believed her liver was swollen. When her labs came back, they were far from […]

  • What? My Baby Needs Shots?

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    Thanks to decades of awareness campaigns, parents are no longer surprised at a well-child check that their babies will be getting vaccines. But often, they are surprised or confused by how many vaccines are given, what diseases they prevent, how immunizations are monitored for safety, and how to make the shots less painful for their […]

  • Starting Ideas About Vaccines!

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    We love that our members are active podcast listeners, too. The purpose of the Vax Talk podcast is to start conversations that engage regular (read non-vaccine advocacy) folks. We were thrilled to discover another vaccine-advocacy podcast on the block! We hope you subscribe to both, and we invite you to listen to this cross-pod episode […]

  • Can We Get an RSV Vaccine, Please?

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    When my third child was born, it was a crazy time in my life. (Isn’t it always?) My husband and I had two older boys, ages 4 and 2. Charlie was a sweet baby from day one, healthy and adorable. We were thrilled when we were all home from the hospital so that we could […]

  • All the Pregnant Ladies!

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    Pregnancy overflows with decision-making. Tests and baby products and nutrition and unsolicited advice are enough to make a pregnant brain swirl in the confusion of it all. It’s no wonder that immunizations–both as a topic and as a healthcare need–are pushed to the side for many pregnant women. But it is National Immunization Awareness Month, […]

  • Hashtag How Do I Social Media About Vaccines

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    “I read this awful story about a girl who got that vaccine and…” Yep, social media and vaccines: the intersection where the worst information spreads the fastest and friendships end. We’ve all been there. It’s not all bad news. Social media can help us learn more about vaccines hesitancy and vaccines confidence, and we can […]

  • What’s Your Motivation?

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    There’s a narrative amongst anti-vaccine activists that people who work in the vaccine world are doing it for the money. Be they pediatricians or advocates or pharmaceutical employees or government workers, the story goes that they are primarily motivated by money. Of course, this story is false. I’ve met hundreds of “vaccine people,” as I […]