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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.

Overcoming Pneumoccocal Meningitis

It’s not a disease I thought I would ever get, especially at the age of 51.

Meningitis — A Poem for Prevention

I had this slight headache throughout the day; didn't recognize the faint scent of death's bouquet.

I Was Part of a Measles Outbreak. Please Vaccinate.

Hearing that measles was going around was like hearing someone had been eaten by a dinosaur last night—unfathomable.

Becoming Pro-Vaccine was Hard

I wanted to vaccinate. But you can't instantly conquer years of overwhelming fear and false beliefs.

What It’s Like to Get Chickenpox as an Adult

What I thought was the flu turned into two weeks of misery, and a new collection of scars that refuse to fade.

My Experience in the Polio Ward

It took 4-year-old me years to recover from polio. Get your kids vaccinated instead.
Man giving a small child oral polio drops

A Polio Epidemiologist on the Anti-Vaccine Movement

If the people who oppose all vaccines got what they wanted, it would be disastrous where I work.

Why Routine Childhood Vaccines Are Important to Me

Our boys made it through the pregnancy, but were six weeks premature, and started life in the NICU.

RSV Can Be Serious for Preemies

I made strict rules about hand washing and visitors. Unfortunately, after one of those rules was broken, my worst fear happened: my son became sick with RSV.

Thank you for a great 2023!

We declare 2023 as the year of the vaccine enthusiast! Way to go! With your help we can continue our critical work in 2024. Are you with us?

How a Virus Caused My Cancer

My life has completely changed because of a virus that I knew very little about. Unfortunately, the vaccine came too late for me.

I lost my son to MenB. Today, there’s a vaccine.

Over spring break, Henry decided to spend time with me. Just six days later, the world as we knew it would never be the same.
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