Announcing Research 101 | UMR Answers Common Questions About NIH Research in this New Fact Sheet Series
Why Invest in NIH Research? | UMR Offers Fact Sheets Explaining Why Congress Must #keepNIHstrong
Read UMR's Statement on the House Appropriations Committee's Passage of FY23 Labor-HHS Funding Bill
NIH's Role In Sustaining the U.S. Economy | 2022 Update Now Available

A participant in the NIH 2019-2020 Medical Research Scholars Program.

Photo Credit: National Institutes of Health

About This Photo

Vaccinated parents, unvaccinated kids

Public health expert and mom of three Keri Althoff has tips for families navigating a half-vaxxed summer

“One of the hardest parts about being a parent right now is feeling like even though you’re vaccinated and ready to celebrate that, you’re still living with one foot in the unvaccinated world,” says Johns Hopkins epidemiologist and mother of three Keri Althoff. “Even though parents have become very accustomed to this decision-making, it can still be very exhausting. I did not cry tears of joy when I got vaccinated myself, but I will cry those tears of joy and relief when our kids get vaccinated.”