I’m Taryn, The Vaccine Mom.
I am a mom and I’m also a scientist. I worked as a biologist and chemist before I went to graduate school where I became a medical molecular biologist. While in school, I researched in the field of virology, vaccinology, and immunology. Following that, I became a researcher in a biomedical engineering laboratory where they were experimenting with new vaccine technology. I was the sole medical molecular biologist and designed and executed the immunological experiments needed to test their technology.
That being said, I know how to do my research, and I have a vast understanding of these topics and how these experiments work.
I put my skills to use as The Vaccine Mom—a place with simple, researched answers to difficult questions. I intended for The Vaccine Mom to be just about the science, but it became so much more than that.
I have to admit, that as a non-mom scientist I wasn’t entirely aware of the huge anti-vaccine movement. After becoming a mother, and speaking to other mothers, I now know that this issue is so much bigger than just the facts. It’s about protecting your child. No matter what side of the debate you’re on, I understand that you’re doing what you can to protect your child. In that, we are the same.
So yes, you’ll find all kinds of interesting, fun, and sometimes very serious information here, but also know that I am a parent, too, and I want us all to be successful in protecting our children. Please ask lots of questions, be kind, and keep an open mind!
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