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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…

I Got Myself Vaccinated

I am part of a family of five, and neither me nor my siblings received any childhood or adolescent vaccines. My mom is somewhat of…

A Horrible Cough and My Vaccination Education

I guess it all started with my fascination with herbal medicine and other alternative healing practices. I had a very nice and sizeable herbal remedy…

Protection Begins Before Birth

I remember during my second pregnancy seeing an ad informing me that I could pass along whooping cough to my baby. At the time, I…

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…

A Mother I Never Met Changed My Mind About Vaccines

Have you ever strolled by someone in the grocery store who smelled like she just walked out of a package of incense? That was me.…

How Effective Are Childhood Vaccines?

Modern vaccines are very effective. But nothing is 100% effective. As people know, children can – sadly – be harmed in a car accident even…

I Vaccinate My Kids Because I Wish My Parents Had Vaccinated Me

My name is Grace. I was raised in a cult. There are a lot of things wrong with being raised in a cult— religious brainwashing,…

Vaccines and Autism: One Doctor’s Personal Story

There has been a lot of talk since 1998 as to whether vaccines cause autism.  Though I have been loath to enter this conversation, it…

Protecting Baby Before He is Born

We got our flu vaccines before I found out I was pregnant. Our provider had their flu clinic in September, and we all went. It’s…

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