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March 2024

Reflecting on my first Spring Summit

In late February, over 100 advocates from across the United States gathered in D.C. for the Advocate to Vaccinate Spring Summit. This year, I was lucky enough to join for my first time. 

November 2023

Champions Spotlight: Jonathan Levenson

This Veterans's Day, we sat down with long time Shot@Life Champion Commander Jonathan Levenson to discuss his journey through vaccination advocacy. Jonathan is currently the Director for Healthcare Business at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and has served as a critical care nurse in the US Navy for 20 years.

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May 2023

Champion Spotlight: Priyambda Kumra

Priyambda Kumra is pursuing her master’s degree in public health (MPH) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her first dose of the flu vaccine after moving to the United States from India. She describes how her experiences motivate her to advocate for vaccines.

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May 2023

Champion Spotlight: Sydney Perlotto

Sydney Perlotto has extensive experience working with USAID, an agency that supports Shot@Life’s mission. Now, as a public health master’s student with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences at Yale University, she has joined Shot@Life’s cause as an advocate. 

April 2023

Champion Spotlight: Jaclyn Lo

After growing up in Singapore, Jaclyn Lo moved to the United States to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Bryn Mawr College. She explains how her various leadership and service opportunities impacted her work with Shot@Life as a first-time advocate.

April 2023

Champion Spotlight: Brittany Bradshaw

As a pediatric nurse, Brittany Bradshaw has witnessed the repercussions of missed immunizations firsthand. She speaks about what inspired her to pursue a path in nursing, which has driven her advocacy work to improve vaccine access.

March 2023

Champion Spotlight: Hiral Karelia

Growing up in a family of healthcare workers from India, Hiral Karelia has been aware of the importance of lifesaving vaccines since she was young. Now pursuing a Master of Public Health at the University of New Haven, she seeks to advocate for vaccines for all, especially those in need in her home country.

March 2023

Champion Spotlight: Folake Olayinka

Longtime Shot@Life advocate, Folake Olayinka, an epidemiologist at the Texas Department of State Health Services, shares how she has grown through her work with Shot@Life.

March 2023

Champion Spotlight: Aaron Connolly

First-time advocate and Cornell University master's student Aaron Connolly highlights how his advocacy work has shaped his interest in the policy side of public health.

February 2023

9 Do’s and 1 Don’t for the Shot@Life Champion Summit

With the Shot@Life Champion Summit in Washington, D.C. quickly approaching, I wanted to offer some insider information to help you prepare for the exciting event. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you make the most of your summit experience.

January 2023

Champion Spotlight: Ilina Ewen

Ilina Ewen is a longtime Shot@Life advocate who calls herself an “OG Champion.” She wears many hats — advocate, writer, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, mom, and Shot@Life Champion.

January 2023

New Year’s Resolution: Vaccine Advocacy

In this guest blog, nurse and Shot@Life Champion Tricia Souza writes about her New Year's resolution: advocating for vaccine access.

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