Vaccine Hesitancy: Understanding Parents’ Concerns and the Impact of Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric

Originally aired: February 29, 2012

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This webinar included two great presentations on the factors that influence a parent’s decision to delay or skip vaccines and the strategies that health professionals and media specialists can employ to reassure vaccine hesitant parents. The program concluded with a presentation on several important resources that can be used to enhance state or local media and advocacy campaigns.

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Featured Speakers:

Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH is the director of education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics. He is professor in the Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Steven P. Novella, MD, Clinical Neurologist, Assistant Professor and Director of General Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine. President and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society and host of that organization’s podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe.

Amy A. Pisani, MS, Executive Director, is a leading authority in pediatric health advocacy. As the executive director of Every Child By Two (ECBT), Amy has played an integral part in setting standards for childhood immunization in America today.

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