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Ep. 42: Can We Get Back to Routine Vaccines?

While the world is consumed with justifiable fears of COVID-19, measles, polio, and even diphtheria are finding pathways to resurgence. What is going on with…

Even in a Pandemic, We Cannot Forget the Importance of Routine Immunization

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re focused on this one, novel infection. It’s almost as if time has stopped and we’ve forgotten about…

Celebrating 25 Years: NIIW and Measles Outbreaks

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…

Can We Get Rid of Measles Once and for All?

My brother, who is six years older than I am, has a scar where his smallpox vaccine was administered when he was a child. I…

Autism’s Professor Harold Hill

It's hard to talk about vaccines or autism without mentioning the sometime gastroenterologist, Andrew Wakefield. Almost everyone has at least a passing familiarity with Wakefield,…

What’s up with All These Outbreaks?

A few months ago, I came across an article claiming that we can blame the anti-vaccine movement for the mumps cases popping up in college…

Being the Odd Mom Out in a Low Vax Community

As my child turns two this year, I’m looking back at some of the earlier memories I have of motherhood. During pregnancy, I recall one…

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