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 areas of virology, vaccinology, and immunology.
Following that, I became a researcher in a biomedical engineering laboratory experimenting with new vaccine technology. I was the medical molecular biologist in the lab and designed and executed 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’m a part of many publications, I speak publically, have and am developing online videos, and have been on national TV as an expert.
I’m so excited for the future, as I have something to say and I’m going to say it.
I have to admit that as a non-mom scientist, I wasn’t entirely aware of the vast 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.
You’ll find all kinds of interesting, fun, and sometimes very serious information here. 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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