Our blog represents the voices of people who rely on vaccines for safety and health, people who have suffered the consequences of living without vaccines, and those who want to speak up to encourage others to get vaccinated. Read and share their stories, or contact us to share your story.
I Won’t Forget Last RSV Season
June 7, 2023
We expected our pandemic baby to get sick eventually, but we did not expect what RSV would do.
My Child Turned 8. Then Survived Meningitis.
April 17, 2023
I told my doctor about what I thought was a heat rash. What happened next still gives me nightmares.
Fear and the Anti-Vaccine Movement
March 27, 2023
Flooded with guilt and fear, I vowed to never vaccinate myself or my family ever again. That's how the anti-vaccine movement hooks you in.
Leaving Denialism Behind: My 20 Year Journey
March 22, 2023
I was anti-vaccine before it went mainstream. Before COVID, before Wakefield, and before even the internet.
HPV and Purity Culture
March 17, 2023
Purity culture infiltrates even the most sanitized spaces—including our doctor’s offices. It puts the maintenance of sexual purity over an individual’s health.
One of Our Hardest Nights — Fighting RSV
March 7, 2023
I've treated RSV in the hospital. But when my own son became a patient, I learned firsthand just how difficult it is.
Vax Requirements Might Have Saved My Baby
March 3, 2023
I was a pregnant school teacher vulnerable to measles. The vaccine requirement that protected my child is no more.
Why My Daughters Got the HPV Vaccine
March 2, 2023
After what it put our family through, I had to make sure my daughters were protected.
I Wish There Were an RSV Vaccine
February 12, 2023
I thought my baby just had a cold. Within a matter of hours she was in the PICU because of this virus.
My Cancer Journey, Your Vaccine
January 29, 2023
Yesterday’s devastating cancer can now be prevented with a simple shot. I wish I had the choice that you do.
Influenza Put Me in a Nursing Home. At age 38.
January 19, 2023
I never got my flu shot, until one winter the virus put me in a 10 day coma. This is my cautionary tale.
From Sniffles to Medevac: My Flu Story
December 3, 2022
I was healthy and have a great life. A bad case of flu can change that in a matter of days.