Vaxopedia was created in late 2016 to help parents get educated about vaccines.

About Dr. Iannelli and Vaxopedia

fathers-first-year-bookVincent Iannelli, M.D., a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is the author of The Everything Father’s First Year Book, which is now in its updated, second edition.

He has also served as the technical editor/medical expert for several parenting books on overweight children, childhood illnesses, autism, getting babies to sleep, and cooking for babies and toddlers, including:

  • 150 Tips and Tricks for New Dads: From the First Feeding to Diaper-Changing Disasters – Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Father
  • Knack Baby’s First Year: A Complete Illustrated Guide for Your Child’s First Twelve Months
  • Knack Parenting a Preschooler: A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Child for the Classroom–Ages 3 to 5

Dr. Iannelli is a member of the AAP Section on Administration & Practice Management, is on the AAP Council on Communications and Media, and is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas Medical Association, and Dallas County Medical Society.

Doctor Iannelli lobbying Congress to encourage them to #PutKidsFirst.
Dr. Iannelli lobbying Congress to encourage them to #PutKidsFirst.

Dr. Iannelli currently has a private pediatrics practice in a suburb of Dallas and he is a volunteer professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where his duties mostly include teaching medical students.

He is also the webmaster and creator of keepkidshealthy.com, a web site for medical and parenting advice and he was the Pediatrics Guide for About.com for over 15 years.

Dr. Iannelli has also been featured as an expert in several national magazines, including Baby Talk, Redbook, Home Life, ePregnancy, and My Family Doctor, and has discussed parenting and health topics on the Good Morning Texas TV show.

Dr. Iannelli graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his pediatrics residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where he learned a lot about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.

His four kids are fully vaccinated.